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A Superior Cardiac Patient Experience

Bypass surgery patients at Virginia Hospital Center go home nearly one day sooner.


As a patient at Virginia Hospital Center, a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital, you can feel confident that you are receiving top quality cardiac care. The benefits for patients treated at the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals are significant*:

  • Much higher survival rates, particularly for patients undergoing bypass surgeries and angioplasties (CABG and PCI).
  • Substantially fewer complications than comparative hospitals.
  • Better long-term outcomes. Patients had significantly better 30-day survival rates.
  • A shorter hospital stay. 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals are more efficient. Bypass surgery patients go home nearly one day sooner. Heart attack, heart failure and angioplasty patients go home one-half day sooner.
  • Treatment based on nationallyrecognized standards of excellence. Winning hospitals followed nationallymandated patient care guidelines over 98 percent of the time.
  • Less chance of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.
  • Lower costs. 50 Top Hospitals achieve all of the above clinical gains while keeping costs lower. On average, the winning hospitals spent nearly $2,200 less per bypass surgery and $1,200 less per admitted heart attack patient.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab

* Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Study, 15th Edition, November 4, 2013

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