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National Study Ranks MVH #1 in Ohio for Cardiac

Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Cardiac Services, Cardiac Surgery, Pulmonary, and Critical Care

[DAYTON, OH] (October 20, 2010) – Miami Valley Hospital is ranked number one in the state for cardiac surgery according to a study published today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.  The study also ranks Miami Valley Hospital among the top 5 percent in the nation for cardiac services, cardiac surgery, pulmonary care and critical care. The nation’s nearly 5,000 hospitals were all included in this sweeping study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates from government data from 2007, 2008 and 2009.

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“Earning number one in cardiac surgery is an honor and reflects our serious commitment to cardiac care,” says Mary Boosalis, MVH president and CEO. “We set high standards when it comes to delivering heart care. The designation is a tribute to our team of outstanding cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and department staff members who are dedicated to saving lives through advanced prevention, diagnostics and therapeutics.” Boosalis adds, “In less than 60 days we will open our 12-story patient tower which will be home to our new Heart and Vascular Center.  We will have a number one program in a number one facility.”

Miami Valley Hospital has a long history of excellence.  Earlier this year, the hospital received the HealthGrades 2010 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the fourth consecutive year.  The award, bestowed upon the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation, recognizes superior clinical quality across a range of the most common conditions for hospitalized patients. In April, Miami Valley Hospital also received the HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award which ranks Miami Valley among the top 5% in the nation for women’s health and in June it received an excellence award for emergency medicine.

Today, Miami Valley Hospital also received the Cardiac Care Excellence Award for the 3rd year in a row (2009-2011), the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award, the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for the 3rd year in a row (2009-2011) and the Critical Care Excellence Award for the 3rd year in a row (2009-2011).

Miami Valley Hospital also received the following awards, ratings, and rankings:

  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Ranked #1 in State for Cardiac Surgery in 2011
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in State for Overall Cardiac Services For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in State for Cardiology Services for 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Cardiac Services for 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Cardiac Surgery in 2011
  • Five-Star Rated for Cardiology Services for 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2011
  • Five-Star Rated for Valve Replacement Surgery For 2 Years in a Row (2010-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack For 9 Years in a Row (2003-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure For 5 Years in a Row (2007-2011)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in State for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2011
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Pulmonary Services For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pneumonia For 5 Years in a Row (2007-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of GI Bleed For 4 Years in a Row (2008-2011)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in State for Critical Care For 2 Years in a Row (2010-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Critical Care For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis For 6 Years in a Row (2006-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure For 7 Years in a Row (2005-2011)
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The Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study, the largest annual report of its kind, analyzed patient outcomes from nearly 40 million Medicare hospitalization records over a three-year period.

HealthGrades’ hospital ratings are the leading objective, actionable quality measures based solely on clinical performance made available to the public.

Top-performing hospitals had dramatically lower mortality rates than other hospitals, according to the study. For the 17 procedures and diagnoses for which HealthGrades analyzed mortality rates, patients at top hospitals had a 72 percent lower chance of dying when compared with the lowest-performing hospitals, and a 53 percent  lower chance of dying when compared to the U.S. national average.

HealthGrades Hospital Quality Ratings 
HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.

For 26 procedures and medical treatments, HealthGrades issues star ratings that reflect the mortality and complication rates for each category of care. Hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have mortality or complication rates that are below the national average, to a statistically significant degree. A 3-star rating means the hospital performs as expected. One-star ratings indicate the hospital’s mortality or complication rates in that procedure or treatment are statistically higher than average. Because the risk profiles of patient populations at hospitals are not alike, HealthGrades risk-adjusts the data to allow for equal comparisons.

More information on today’s HealthGrades study, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.comOff Site Icon

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