Methodist Hospital named top cardiovascular hospital
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital has been named one of Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals®. Methodist Hospital is the only Minnesota hospital to make the 2012 list. This is the eighth consecutive year Methodist has been recognized with the honor.
"This award sends a strong signal to our patients and to our community that they receive world class cardiovascular care at Park Nicollet,” said David Homans, MD, Park Nicollet Chief of Specialty Services. “We have a great cardiovascular team here. It’s a wonderful validation of Park Nicollet’s integrated approach to care.”
The study examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals in the U.S. by analyzing clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and angioplasties.
"You need a comprehensive, team approach to best understand and treat cardiovascular disease,” said Cynthia Toher, MD, Park Nicollet Chief of Inpatient Services. "Park Nicollet has been a pioneer in this regard and this approach produces excellent outcomes for our patients."
According to Thomson Reuters, the study found that Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and the other Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® have:
- Shorter hospital stays for patients.
- Significantly better survival rates.
- Fewer post-operative complications.
- More affordable and cost-effective health care.
Park Nicollet's unique and award-winning heart care brings highly skilled specialists together with leading technology to offer innovative methods for treating and preventing cardiovascular disease. A team of board-certified cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists work side by side to ensure clinical quality and passionate patient care.
For more on the study, visit http://100tophospitals.com/top-cardio-hospitals/