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Hoag Named One of the Nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Categories: Press Room
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., November 20, 2015​​ --- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has been named one of the nation’s “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals” by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions that seek to improve the cost and quality of health care. Hoag was one of only two California community hospitals to make the list.

“Hoag is honored to be recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of America’s top cardiovascular hospitals,” said Tom Lonergan, executive director of Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute. “The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute offers the most advanced cardiac care available, and on behalf of our exceptional physicians, nurses, staff and management, we are very proud that our services have been nationally recognized.”

The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals recognized by Truven Health Analytics outperformed their peers in inpatient and extended outcomes, clinical process, efficiency, and cost for the two most common cardiovascular conditions, heart attacks and heart failure; and most common interventions, percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (PCI and CABG).

To ensure fair, objective analysis of a hospital’s performance, Truven Health Analytics uses only public data sources and peer-reviewed methodologies for evaluations. The 17th annual review looked at 1,005 hospitals that provide medical and surgical treatment for heart disease. The list includes the 50 hospitals that scored highest on heart attack and heart failure treatments and coronary bypass and angioplasty surgeries.

Overall, the 50 Top hospitals performed significantly better on mortality rates and lengths of stay than those that did not make the list. When compared with their peers, they recorded:

27 percent fewer patient deaths from heart attack
20.2 percent fewer deaths from heart failure
35.5 percent fewer deaths among patients undergoing coronary artery-bypass graft surgery

In addition, length of stay was shorter by 15.2 percent and 10.9 percent for heart attack and heart failure patients, respectively, at top hospitals.

“This year’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals have delivered excellent care in a time of sweeping change in the health care system,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance and improvement at Truven Health Analytics. “Hoag’s success is a testament to the strong focus by cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and cardiovascular service administrators and staff on basic care and outcomes.”

According to Truven's analysis, if all cardiovascular hospitals performed at the same level as the 50 Top hospitals, 8,000 more lives could be saved annually, nearly 3,500 heart complications could be avoided, and more than $1.3 billion in healthcare spending could be eliminated.

Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 25,000 inpatients and 369,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to six health centers and eight urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 20 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies have relied on them for more than 30 years. Truven combines their deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better by collaborating with their customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. With more than 2,000 employees globally, Truven has major offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. Advantage Suite, Micromedex, ActionOI, MarketScan, and 100 Top Hospitals are registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics.


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