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Virginia Hospital Center named one of America's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals – AGAIN
Award Winning Hospital Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Cardiovascular Services and Care by Truven Health Analytics®

For Immediate Release

Maryanne Boster
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
tel: 703.558.6595

Arlington, VA (November 19, 2014) – For the second year in a row, Virginia Hospital Center, a leading healthcare facility in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, has been named one of America’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics®. Virginia Hospital Center is the only hospital in the Washington, DC metropolitan region and the state of Virginia to be recognized with this honor.

“We are proud, once again, of our Hospital’s dedicated physicians and staff who earned this honor on behalf of the community we are privileged to serve,” said James B. Cole, President and CEO at Virginia Hospital Center. “Being recognized as both one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals and a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital – for two years in a row – is remarkable and proof of our mission ‘To Be the Best Hospital’.”

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. The study, it its sixteenth year, has been conducted annually since 1999.

The study and subsequent analysis of the positive variances these leading cardio service hospitals show indicate an opportunity for a broader national impact for the cardiovascular patient, should these results be replicated. In fact, if all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • Nearly 9,500 additional lives could be saved
  • More than $1 billion could be saved
  • More than 3,000 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free

More information on this study and 100 Top Hospitals research is available at www.100tophospitals.com.

About Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies have relied on us for more than 30 years. We combine our deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better by collaborating with our customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. With more than 2,000 employees globally, we have major offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. Advantage Suite, Micromedex, ActionOI, MarketScan, and 100 Top Hospitals are registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics.

About Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 70 years and was again named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is a 394-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility, and it is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For more information on Virginia Hospital Center Health System, CLICK HERE.


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