Navigation Links
Nation's top hospital organ transplant centers identified by HealthGrades
Date:11/17/2010

GOLDEN, Colo. (November 17, 2010) HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent ratings organization, today made available to organ transplant patients a list of those hospitals with the best track record for survival and chances of receiving a donor organ. HealthGrades annual evaluation of the nation's top-performing hospitals in organ transplantation includes clinical quality data, based on patient outcomes, for each of the 210 adult acute care hospitals that perform transplants. This information is available, free to the public, at HealthGrades.com and is intended to help patients in need of kidney, lung, heart or liver transplants.

"More than 108,000 patients are on a waiting list for an organ transplant in the U.S and it is imperative that patients have a resource to compare patient outcomes and other criteria at programs across the country," said HealthGrades' Rick May, MD. "HealthGrades' hospital ratings are based on objective patient outcomes, empowering patients to choose a program that gives them the best chance at survival."

The following data is displayed on HealthGrades.com and was calculated by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) for all adult acute care hospitals in the U.S. with transplant programs:

  • One and three-year risk-adjusted patient survival;
  • One and three-year risk-adjusted graft survival;
  • The rate at which waitlisted patients receive transplants; and
  • Waitlist mortality.

Hospitals with transplant programs received HealthGrades Transplant Excellence Awards if they had a statistically significantly higher three-year survival rate. Award recipients were also required to have waitlist mortality that was either not significantly different than expected or was significantly lower than expected based on SRTR calculations. Of the 210 hospitals evaluated, 20 hospitals received this award.

The recipients are as follows*:

HealthGrades Kidney Transplant Excellence Award recognized 11 recipients out of 199 hospitals evaluated:

  • Sutter General Hospital
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • Yale - New Haven Hospital
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • MCG Health Medical Center
  • Clarian Methodist Hospital
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Boston Medical Center Corporation
  • New York - Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • University of Washington Medical Center

HealthGrades Lung Transplant Excellence Award recognized 3 recipients out of 53 hospitals evaluated:

  • Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center Riverside

HealthGrades Heart Transplant Excellence Award recognized 2 recipients out of 98 hospitals evaluated:

  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Temple University Hospital

HealthGrades Liver Transplant Excellence Award recognized 4 recipients out of 95 hospitals evaluated:

  • California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Saint Lukes Episcopal Hospital


'/>"/>

Contact: Marsha Austin
maustin@healthgrades.com
720-963-3848
HealthGrades
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. One-third of antimalarial medicines sampled in 3 African nations found to be substandard
2. Abington Memorial Hospital Earns Two Designations: Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery(SM) and Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement(SM)
3. Travel to 10 Best Eco-Adventure Destinations in India with Thrillophilia
4. Employee Donations for Haiti Relief Matched by Capital BlueCross, Added to Corporate Contribution
5. GNC Says Thank You to Customers and Employees for Their $1.4 Million in Donations to the Sixth Annual St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R) Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign
6. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Bill Clinton, Launch MASSIVEGOOD, a Citizen Solution for Funding Global Health
7. Donations Sought for Chilean Relief, Childrens Clinics
8. Bill & Melinda Gates, Asian Parliamentary Group, Win 2010 United Nations Population Award
9. United Nations Foundation Statement in Honor of World Health Day
10. Thomas E. Mower Makes Generous Donations To Primary Children's Medical Center
11. AMERICAN IDOL's Kris Allen Invites Fans in D.C. to an IDOL GIVES BACK Watch Party, Hosted by The United Nations Foundation and HOT 99.5
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading ... to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York ... globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss ... author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten ... the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 ... Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is ... pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ... PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... insurance regulations. ... get a flu shot is by the end of October, according to ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new ... at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on ... in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far ... Membrane Imaging. ... particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... health and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is ... your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in ... The nine-time ... month. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: