Huntington Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac
Care and 100 Best for Coronary Intervention according to a national study by
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500
hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and
conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric
surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.
The achievement is part of findings released today in the
Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both
hospital leaders and consumers.
For the 2020 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared America's
100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award recipients as a group, to all
other hospitals, as a group, and found:
From 2016-2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's
100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award have, on average:
- 28.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did
not receive the award.*
From 2016-2018, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the
America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award have, on average:
- 1.39 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that
did receive the award.*
“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider
a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where
to access care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
“Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac
Care recognizes those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality
care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and
“I’m so proud our hospital has been named one of Healthgrades
America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care and Coronary Intervention,”
said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Huntington Hospital.
“Heart disease impacts so many of our friends, families and neighbors.
From our dedicated interventional cardiologists to our skilled cardiac
rehabilitation team, these designations reflect their hard work and commitment
to providing the highest-level of care to our patients.”
Huntington Hospital is currently expanding its care capabilities with its
new Huntington Heart and Vascular Center, creating state-of-the-art facilities
to provide cutting edge, compassionate care to our cardiology patients.
The new facility is set to open late 2020.
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare
inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide
to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures,
and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer
data provided by 15 states.
Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific
performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality.
Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically
significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different
from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected)
categories. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete
Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at
Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years
2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
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