Shasta Regional Medical Center named One of the Nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2020 by IBM Watson Health
Redding, CA – November 20, 2019
Shasta Regional Medical Center
was today, named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
by IBM Watson HealthTM. The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular
hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available
clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.
This study is part of the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® program,
using independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health
system performance in key clinical and operational areas for selected
cardiovascular procedures and medical care. Indicators include: risk-adjusted
inpatient mortality index, risk-adjusted complications index, mean 30-day
risk-adjusted mortality rate, mean 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate,
severity-adjusted length of stay, case mix- and wage-adjusted inpatient
cost per case, 30-day episode payment, and adjusted operating profit margin.
The study has been conducted annually since 1998. This is the fourth time
that Shasta Regional Medical Center has been recognized with this honor.
“This is a very proud moment and an honor. We have an outstanding
team that has outperformed our peers on a balanced scorecard for the two
most common cardiovascular conditions (heart attack and heart failure)
and interventions (PCI and CABG). Congratulations to our very accomplished
Heart Team and the entire staff at Shasta Regional Medical Center”,
stated Casey Fatch, CEO at Shasta Regional Medical Center.
Based on the results of this year’s study, we extrapolate that if
all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated
in the award-winning facilities:
“By finding ways to continuously improve and innovate, the winners
of our 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study are identifying opportunities
to deliver healthcare value to patients, communities, and payers,”
said Ekta Punwani, MHA, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson
Health. “The top performing hospitals demonstrated better clinical
care and were more efficient than their peers at delivering this care.”
- More than 11,000 additional lives could be saved;
- More than 2,800 additional heart patients could be complication-free; and
- Over $1.5 billion could be saved.
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