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MacNeal named in top 50 cardiovascular hospital list

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 12:58 p.m. CDT

BERWYN – MacNeal Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare, according to a news release.

The winning hospitals were announced in the Nov. 4 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

This year’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals delivered excellent care in a time of sweeping change in the healthcare system, said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics.

MacNeal CEO Scott Steiner applauded the hospital’s cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons as among the best in Chicago.

The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study evaluates performance in key areas, among them are risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, 30-day mortality rates and readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.

The study is celebrating its 15th year and has been conducted annually since 1999. 

MacNeal also recently received additional accolades for patient safety and quality.

Only 33 percent of all hospitals received the award. 

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