Tuesday, December 14, 2010
PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix has been ranked among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country, according to the 12th annual Thomson Reuters study that examined data from 1,000 U.S. hospitals.
The Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals were evaluated in three comparison groups: teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs, teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs and community hospitals. Mayo was recognized in the teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs category.
Researchers, in determining the top hospitals, reviewed clinical outcomes, clinical process measures, extended outcomes and efficiency measures, using public data.
Thomson Reuters found that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of those hospitals on the list, more than 7,000 additional lives could be saved, nearly 12,000 additional patients could be complication-free and more than $900 million could be saved.
"We are pleased by Thomson Reuter's recognition. It is a reflection of the high-quality care that Mayo staff members deliver to patients every day," says Victor F. Trastek, M.D., CEO, Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Mayo Clinic Hospital, which opened in 1998 at 5777 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix, was the first hospital built, owned and operated by Mayo.
Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, operated by Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, was also ranked among the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals.
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