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Saint Thomas Hospital named one of nation’s 100 top cardiovascular hospitals

Saint Thomas Hospital named one of nation’s 100 top cardiovascular hospitals

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:03 pm
By: AP

  NASHVILLE – (Nov. 20, 2008) – Thomson Reuters has named Saint Thomas Hospital one of the nation’s 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. 

This marks the seventh time that Saint Thomas Hospital has received this recognition, based on excellence in care, efficiency in operations and sustainability of cardiovascular performance.

Saint Thomas is the only Nashville hospital named in the Community Hospital Category, and one of only three hospitals in Tennessee receiving this honor.

“Being named a 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital once again affirms and honors the dedication of our physicians and associates who deliver the best cardiac care to our patients,” said Les Donahue, President and CEO, Saint Thomas Hospital.

The study, in its 10th year, found that the 100 Top Hospitals cardiovascular award winners, as a group, performed 63 percent more bypass surgeries and 42 percent more angioplasties than peer hospitals. 

The complete Top 100 list can be seen at:

“The benchmark hospitals demonstrate that the quality of cardiovascular care is still rising across the country,” said Janet Young, MD, senior scientist at the Thomson Reuters Center for Healthcare Improvement. “These hospitals pushed the bar to new levels, particularly in improved survival rates and reduced cost.”

Saint Thomas Hospital is a member of Saint Thomas Health Services, a faith-based ministry with more than 8,000 associates serving Middle Tennessee. Saint Thomas Health Services’ regional health system consists of five hospitals — Baptist and Saint Thomas Hospitals and the Center for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville — and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures in diagnostics, cardiac services and ambulatory surgery as well as medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. 

STHS is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States.
Published din The Messenger 11.26.08

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