Mission Health: Mission Hospital named among top 50 heart hospitals in the United States

Mission Hospital named among top 50 heart hospitals in the United States

From Mission Health:

Mission Hospital Named Among Top 50 Heart Hospitals in the United States
Hospital Spends Thousands Less Per Procedure, Releases Patients Sooner than Peers

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2013) – Mission Hospital’s Heart Services has been named one of the nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading authority on clinical quality. Mission Hospital, based in Asheville, N.C., was the only hospital in the Carolinas to receive this recognition.

“Mission Hospital is honored to be recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals,” said Jill Hoggard-Green, PhD, RN, Mission Health COO and President and CEO of Mission Hospital. “This distinction is a testament to our commitment to provide high quality cardiovascular care and achieve superior clinical outcomes for the patients we serve in western North Carolina. Through exceptional Centers of Excellence like our Heart Services, we are one step closer to reaching our BIG(GER) Aim: to get each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family.”

The Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals spent roughly $2,000 less per bypass surgery and about $1,000 less per heart attack patient admitted, according to Truven Health Analytics. These top hospitals were also quicker to release their patients: a half day better than their peers for heart attack, heat failure and angioplasty cases, and a full day sooner for bypass patients.

If all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of Mission Hospital and the other top 50 hospitals, more than:
· 8,600 additional lives could be saved
· $1 billion could be saved
· 3,200 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication free

The study evaluated general and applicable specialty, short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals treating a broad spectrum of cardiology patients.

“This honor is a direct result of the outstanding efforts our caregivers make each day at Mission Hospital to benefit the community we serve,” said Dr. Chang Lim, Heart Service Line Leader at Mission Hospital. “Our team of cardiac surgeons and cardiologists, nurses and staff continue to achieve exceptional outcomes and deliver high quality care to our patients. We are honored that Mission Hospital is recognized as one of the top heart hospitals in the country.”

Truven Health Analytics researchers analyzed 2011 and 2012 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2012 Medicare cost reports and 2013 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data. They scored hospitals in key performance areas: risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures (a group of measures that assess process of care), percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.

Mission Hospital offers the latest in prevention, diagnosis and treatment for even the most complex diseases of the heart. Mission Hospital’s heart services recently received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the second consecutive year.

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital, based in Asheville, N.C., is a not-for-profit hospital that serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in western North Carolina and the adjoining region. Mission Hospital houses the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Mission Hospital has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health.

Mission Hospital is the flagship hospital of Mission Health, recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively.
Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013 and is the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction. This year, Mission Hospital was also ranked as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for a record fifth consecutive year, and named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Mission Hospital was further recognized nationally by The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems as one of North Carolina’s “Patient Picks” hospitals, was named a “Standout Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report and tied for second as one of “Business North Carolina’s Best Hospitals.” Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina also named Mission Hospital a “Cutting-Edge Hospital” for quality and expertise in the delivery of specific surgical procedures. Mission Hospital is licensed for 795 beds and employs more than 6,500 people, including over 1,800 RNs. Mission Hospital is committed to serving its community and improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit mission-health.org.

About Mission Health

Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.
Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 795 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 9,500 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visitmission-health.org.


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