2020 Study Finds Top Performing Hospitals Provide Improved Patient Care Than Peers
Shasta Regional Medical Center was today, named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. The study spotlights the topperforming cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.
This study is part of the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® program, using independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in key clinical and operational areas for selected cardiovascular procedures and medical care. Indicators include: risk-adjusted inpatient mortality index, risk-adjusted complications index, mean 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate, mean 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate, severity-adjusted length of stay, case mix- and wage-adjusted inpatient cost per case, 30-day episode payment, and adjusted operating profit margin. The study has been conducted annually since 1998. This is the fourth time that Shasta Regional Medical Center has been recognized with this honor.
“This is a very proud moment and an honor. We have an outstanding team that has outperformed our peers on a balanced scorecard for the two most common cardiovascular conditions (heart attack and heart failure) and interventions (PCI and CABG). Congratulations to our very accomplished Heart Team and the entire staff at Shasta Regional Medical Center”, stated Casey Fatch, CEO at Shasta Regional Medical Center.
Based on the results of this year’s study, we extrapolate that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:
- More than 11,000 additional lives could be saved;
- More than 2,800 additional heart patients could be complication-free; and
- Over $1.5 billion could be saved.
“By finding ways to continuously improve and innovate, the winners of our 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study are identifying opportunities to deliver healthcare value to patients, communities, and payers,” said Ekta Punwani, MHA, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health. “The top performing hospitals demonstrated better clinical care and were more efficient than their peers at delivering this care.”
For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com.