Report: Four California Hospitals Among Best Cardiovascular Facilities
Details of Report
The report determined the rankings of hospitals by analyzing clinical outcomes for patients who:
- Have experienced heart failure and heart attacks; and
- Underwent coronary bypass surgery and other coronary procedures, such as angioplasties (Glover, Sacramento Bee, 12/10).
Hospitals were categorized by:
- Community hospitals;
- Teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs; and
- Teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs.
Overall, the report found that the hospitals included in the top 50 rankings had "substantially lower" rates of complications and readmissions.
Four California hospitals were among the top 50 facilities, including:
- Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, which ranked among the best community hospitals;
- Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, which ranked among the best community hospitals;
- Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, which ranked among the best teaching hospitals with a cardiovascular residency program; and
- Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, which ranked among the best teaching hospitals without a cardiovascular residency program (Truven Health report, 11/10).