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Genesis Medical Center Named One Of The Nation’s Top Cardiovascular Hospitals By Truven Health Analytics

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record


DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Nov. 14, 2014 – For the second time since 2011, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics based on outstanding outcomes and efficiency.

The study, now in its 16th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. As is the case with the 100 Top Hospital study published annually by Truven Health, rigorous processes are used to calculate and measure hospital service.

The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® study evaluates performance in key performance areas: risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures (a group of measures that assess process of care), percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.

“This award recognizes the high standard of care and patient safety available at Genesis Medical Center on a daily basis,’’ said Doug Cropper, president and CEO, Genesis Health System. “We are proud of everyone involved in the care of heart patients.

“It takes a dedicated team of professionals to meet the rigorous requirements to receive this recognition.

“What this means to people in the region is that high quality, safe and cost-efficient heart care is close to home.’’

Genesis is the only regional hospital to be recognized as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital. Hospitals recognized as 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals do not pay for analysis or to promote their recognitions as winners.

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport was also recognized as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital in 2011, by Truven predecessor, Thomson Reuters.

Truven Health Analytics researchers analyzed 2012 and 2013 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2013 Medicare cost reports, and 2014 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data.

The winning hospitals were announced in the November 10th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

“The study shows that 39 of the 50 hospitals in the 2015 study, 78% of the winners, are facilities within a larger health system," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics. "This indicates that the overall aptitude of hospitals to improve care deliverables increases when they work as a coordinated team to implement well-established, proven and integrated best practices from one facility to the next. Again, as we find in the 100 Top study, this also infers a significant correlation between hospital leadership and their organization’s outcome and quality achievements.”

The study and subsequent analysis of the positive variances these leading cardio service hospitals show indicate an opportunity for a broader national impact for cardiovascular patients, should these results be replicated. If all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

Nearly 9,500 additional lives could be saved

More than $1 billion could be saved

More than 3,000 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.

The Genesis Heart Institute at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme St., is a multidisciplinary association of cardiologists and cardio-thoracic and vascular surgeons who collaborate on the best approach to manage and treat cardiovascular diseases. Patients treated at the institute have access to some of the most talented professionals in the Quad City region.

The Genesis Heart Institute is more than a building. It is an evolving organization comprised of the many cardiovascular providers in the Eastern Iowa-Western Illinois Region. The Institute provides the latest evidence-based practices for cardiovascular disease. Through the Institute, patients have access to the most advanced devices, drugs, treatment protocols and research.

About the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for through clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered trademarks or trademark of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit 100tophospitals.com