|Two Corridor hospitals have been listed among the Watson Health Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in a new report by Fortune/IBM Watson Health. The list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals is divided into three groups: cardiovascular teaching hospitals, teaching hospitals and community hospitals.Mercy Iowa City was named one of the top cardiovascular community hospitals in the new report, while Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids was named among the top cardiovascular teaching hospitals.
The annual study highlights leaders in short-term, acute care hospitals that treat cardiology patients. It compares nearly 1,000 U.S. hospitals with cardiovascular service lines and shows “the winners delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost.”
“We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition and showcase our commitment to quality care and the highest patient experience,” said Jim Nielsen, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon and chief medical information officer at Mercy Iowa City.
Leadership with IBM Watson Health explained with more than 120 million American adults living with some form of cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular services are among the most critical in healthcare.
“Hospitals are constantly working to improve clinical and operational performance, and the exceptional organizations on this list demonstrate the standard for top performing cardiac care,” said Ekta Punwani,100 Top Hospitals program lead for IBM Watson Health. “Their benchmarks serve as a real-world checkpoint for cardiovascular care across the U.S.”
See the full list of hospitals here.