Tuesday, November 22, 2011
PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix has been ranked among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country, according to the 13th annual Thomson Reuters study.
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, there would be approximately 23 percent fewer patient deaths, a 40 percent lower rate of heart failure complications and fewer patients readmitted after 30 days.
"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 Wyatt W. Decker, M.D., CEO, Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Mayo Clinic Hospital, which opened in 1998 at 5777 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix, is the first hospital built, owned and operated by Mayo.
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