“We are honored to be recognized with this distinction,” says Roy Chew, president of Kettering Medical Center. “Throughout its 50-year history, Kettering Medical Center has a tradition of bringing innovation and cutting-edge technology to the region, as evidenced by our comprehensive cardiac care.”
The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study evaluates performance in key areas: risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures (a group of measures that assess process of care), percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.
Truven Health Analytics researchers analyzed 2012 and 2013 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2013 Medicare cost reports, and 2014 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data.
The winning hospitals were announced in the November 10th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.