Navigation Links
Holston Valley Ranks No. 1 in Tennessee for Cardiology
Date:10/13/2009

Holston Valley Medical Center, twice named one of America's Top 100 heart hospitals, has been ranked No. 1 in Tennessee for cardiology services.

Kingsport (Vocus) October 13, 2009 -- Holston Valley Medical Center, twice named one of America's Top 100 heart hospitals, has been ranked No. 1 in Tennessee for cardiology services.

A study issued today by HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings organization, rated Holston Valley No. 1 in Tennessee and among the top 10 percent in the nation for cardiology care in 2010. America's nearly 5,000 non-federal hospitals were all included in the sweeping study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates from government data from 2006, 2007 and 2008.

In addition to ranking No. 1 in Tennessee for cardiology care, Holston Valley ranked among the state's top six hospitals for all cardiac services.

"The real importance of this No. 1 ranking is underscored by another No. 1. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of people in our region, our state and our country," said Blaine Douglas, Holston Valley's president. "Our hospital has made a commitment to partner with the best physicians, recruit the most experienced staff and invest in the newest technology to prevent and treat heart disease.

"This independent ranking by HealthGrades confirms what our patients already know - Holston Valley is the premier provider of heart care in our region and across our state."

The HealthGrades 12th annual Hospital Quality in America study, the largest annual report of its kind, analyzed patient outcomes from nearly 40 million Medicare hospitalization records. Top-performing hospitals had dramatically lower mortality rates than other hospitals, according to the study.

For the 17 procedures and diagnoses for which HealthGrades analyzed mortality rates, patients at top hospitals had a 72 percent lower chance of dying when compared with the lowest-performing hospitals and a 52 percent lower chance of dying when compared to the U.S. national average.

HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.

Dr. Herb Ladley, a board-certified cardiologist with Cardiovascular Associates, said Holston Valley's superior cardiology care is the result of cooperation and partnership between the region's physicians and the hospital.

"The cardiology program at Holston Valley is a model for the state and nation," Dr. Ladley said. "Our patients consistently experience fewer complications, shorter stays and better outcomes.

"For those of us who work every day to deliver the best heart care possible to our patients, that's the most meaningful recognition - knowing we're saving the lives of moms and dads, sons and daughters, grandpas and grandmas, every day."

Holston Valley has long been a leader in cardiac services. The hospital was the site of the region's first open-heart surgery in 1979, and the facility has been nationally recognized for its exemplary door-to-balloon times for heart-attack patients. In both 2005 and 2007, Holston Valley was named one of the nation's Top 100 heart hospitals by Thomson Reuters.

Holston Valley, part of Wellmont Health System, is a member of the Wellmont Regional Heartcare Network, the American Heart Association's exclusive regional partner in the Go Red For Women nationwide movement to prevent heart disease.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Heart_Hospital/Cardiology_Care/prweb3042764.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Organic Counts: Organic Valley Launches First Online Calculator to Measure Personal Impact of Food Choices
2. Hidden Valley(R) Announces Fourth Annual Love Your Veggies(TM) School Grant Program
3. El Camino Hospital Provides Local Perspective on Health Care Reform and Innovation at Silicon Valley Healthcare CEO Summit
4. Silicon Valley Firms Partner to Promote Brain and Body Awareness
5. Valley Riding Will Host Horse Festival in the Cleveland Metroparks on Sunday, August 23 from 11 AM to 4 PM
6. EwingCole, RDLA Join Together, Creating Architecture/Engineering Firm With Largest Healthcare Focus in the Delaware Valley
7. Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence
8. JBFCS Surpasses Fundraising Goal For Hudson Valley Bike Ride Despite Difficult Financial Times
9. Solta Medical, Inc. Signs Amendment to Expand Its Credit Facility With Silicon Valley Bank
10. Pennsylvania DEP, Lehigh Valley/Berks County Air Quality Partnership Urge Public Transit Use
11. Heritage Valley Health System Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... leakage is revolutionizing the way women look and feel about themselves and their ... of female sexual dysfunction and urinary leakage head on with a ground breaking ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 for Final Cut Pro X ... Volume 2 contains 60 different color-grade presets, giving editors multiple options for adding different ... single out subjects, plus much more. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 is designed for ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2017 , ... With a heatwave currently bearing down ... or hanging out at the pool. Being swimsuit ready is easy with laser hair removal. ... and repeat again can be a burdensome routine when all you want to do is ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2017 , ... The weather ... spend time outdoors. Home and business owners should be aware that the summer months ... lake. In fact, mechanical locks and keys can be negatively affected from direct exposure ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Reconciliation Act (BCRA), their proposed healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable ... the Senate bill would make significant cuts to Medicaid, a public health insurance ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/1/2017)... Pa. , June 1, 2017 Nutriceutical ... and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD Pharma Group ... in Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. KD Pharma ... with the option to acquire the entire company. ... in KD. They are committed to growing the NH ...
(Date:5/29/2017)... AVIV, Israel, May 29, 2017  Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. ... innovative technology which enables the functional selection of stem ... results for the first quarter ended March 31 st ... with our accomplishments in the first quarter of 2017," ... first quarter, we announced the treatment of the first ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... 2017  Leaf Healthcare, recognized for developing one ... pressure ulcer prevention, will unveil its comprehensive mobility ... Care Nurses, National Teaching Institute and Critical Care ... Leaf Patient Monitoring System is the first mobility ... The system seamlessly tracks patient movement throughout the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: