UH Parma Among Nation's Top Heart Hospitals

UH Parma Medical Center is recognized among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation for 2017, according to Truven Health Analytics. The ranking demonstrates that UH Parma outperformed its peers on a balanced scorecard that considers inpatients and extended outcomes, clinical processes, efficiency and cost for common cardiovascular conditions and treatments.

The 2017 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals have: 

  • Significantly higher inpatient survival than nonwinning cardiovascular hospitals (25 to 55 percent higher) 

  • Fewer patients with complications (20 to 22 percent fewer)

  • Higher 30-day survival rates and lower readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients 

If all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of award winners like UH Parma Medical Center, Truven estimates that more than 9,000 additional lives could be saved and more than 6,000 more heart patients nationwide could be free of complications.  

Truven bases its analysis on Medicare patients. It estimates the impact would be even greater if these standards were applied to all inpatients. 

CJ Sheppard

Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 6:52 PM, 12.04.2016