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Presbyterian Hospital Named One of the Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for the Second Year in a Row

November 8, 2018Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Presbyterian Hospital* was recently named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ for the second year in a row and third time overall. Presbyterian Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to receive this award.

"To be named a top 50 cardiovascular hospital again is an incredible achievement," said Robert Federici, M.D., medical director, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Services. "This award demonstrates Presbyterian's sustained performance and commitment to providing the best heart care possible and to improved outcomes for our patients. We are very proud of our dedicated team of heart surgeons, cardiologists, hospitalists, Emergency Department physicians, nurses and staff."

According to IBM Watson Health, if all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners (based on Medicare patients only) results industry-wide could amount to:

  • More than 10,300 additional lives saved.
  • $1.8 billion in health care cost savings.
  • 2,800 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free.

The IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study uses 2016 and 2017 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2017 Medicare cost reports and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare published in the second quarter of 2018.

This annual study identifies the top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular service and highest performing cardiovascular service lines in the nation. Hospitals were scored in key value-based performance areas such as higher inpatient survival rates, fewer complications, shorter lengths of stay, lower costs and lower readmission rates.

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*Combined data from all three Presbyterian Central New Mexico hospitals were submitted under the umbrella of Presbyterian Hospital.


About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with more than 11,000 employees.

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