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Miami Valley Hospital Ranked Best in Dayton For Overall Cardiac Care

Five –star ratings earned in 11th Annual HealthGrades National Study

DAYTON, Ohio, October 14, 2008 – Miami Valley Hospital ranks first in the Dayton area for overall cardiac care, according to the Eleventh Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study released today.

The hospital earned both the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award and Cardiac Intervention Excellence Award with five-star ratings for overall cardiac care, cardiac services, coronary intervention procedures, treatment of heart attack and treatment of heart failure.

Earning the specialty excellence ratings places Miami Valley among the top five percent of the nation’s hospitals for overall cardiac care and makes it the best in Dayton for overall cardiac care and cardiology.

The study also ranks Miami Valley Hospital’s cardiac program among the top five hospitals in Ohio and top 50 in the United States for overall cardiac services, cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures.

“We have set high standards when it comes to delivering healthcare to our patients,” said Mary Boosalis, president and Chief Executive Office of Miami Valley Hospital. “Earning such high ratings in this study, which focuses on patient outcomes, validates that we have the best cardiac program in Dayton and is testimony to the commitment our physicians, nurses and staff make every day to deliver outstanding care.”

The HealthGrades study also awarded Miami Valley with Specialty Excellence Awards for critical care, stroke and pulmonary care and a five-star rating for spine, back and neck surgery.
"There are many ways to measure the quality of hospitals and health care providers," Boosalis added. “All are worthwhile, but what makes HealthGrades different is that it focuses on outcomes. Because the data strongly correlates with a dramatically reduced risk of mortality for patients, it can be a tool consumers use when making a decision about where to receive their healthcare."
HealthGrades’s 2009 ratings represent data from the years 2005 through 2007.