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VUMC named among top cardiovascular hospitals in U.S.

Nov. 19, 2015, 9:10 AM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in cardiovascular services by Truven Health Analytics.

As part of the same ranking, VUMC was named one of the top 15 hospitals in the United States with a cardiovascular residency program.

The ranking was compiled using various quality and cost metrics available through publicly reported data sources, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Initiative and the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) file.

According to Truven, if all cardiovascular providers performed as well as the top 50 hospitals did with treating Medicare patients, nearly 8,000 additional lives could be saved, nearly 3,500 more heart attacks could be complication free and more than $1.3 billion could be saved.

The winning hospitals also had one-half to one day lower average length of stay and $1,200 to $6,100 less total costs per patient case.

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