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Hoag Hospital Named One of the Nation's Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters
Date:12/9/2009

tals that treat a broad spectrum of cardiac patients. Thomson Reuters researchers analyzed 2007 and 2008 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2008 Medicare cost reports, and data from other sources. They scored hospitals in key performance areas: risk-adjusted medical mortality, risk-adjusted surgical mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures score, percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, procedure volume, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.

The measures were calculated for three classes of hospitals and Hoag was selected as one of 30 community hospital winners.

About Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute

Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute is Orange County's highest-volume, highest-rated cardiovascular program and one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast. With angioplasty and cardiac stent placement services available 24/7, and response times from the ER to the cardiac cath lab that are nearly 20 percent faster than the national average, Hoag is a proven leader in emergency heart care. Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute offers the latest in cardiovascular medicine with advanced and pioneering surgical techniques including minimally invasive heart surgery, ablation for treatment of arrhythmias, and coronary artery bypass surgery with endoscopic vein harvesting. Additionally, Hoag's valve surgery program is internationally recognized for expertise in complex valve surgery and mitral valve repair.

About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (www.hoaghospital.org) is a 498-bed, not-for-profit, acute care hospital located in Newport Beach, Calif. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of health care s
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