The St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in Carmel and St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital are ranked the top two hospitals in Indiana, and among the top 10 percent nationally for cardiology and coronary interventions for two consecutive years, according to a study issued by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization that analyzes patient outcomes at the nation’s 5,000 hospitals.
This marks the sixth consecutive year the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana has been ranked the best in the state, and makes the dedicated cardiovascular facility one of eight hospitals across the country to receive the best in state ranking for overall cardiac care for six years in a row.
According to the HealthGrades study, the St.Vincent Heart Center and St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital are five-star rated for treatment of heart attack and heart failure.
St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital is also among the top five percent in the nation for stroke care, and the number one provider of gastrointestinal care for two consecutive years. The 129-year-old hospital is also the top provider in spine surgery and vascular surgery, and received the Excellence Awards in critical care and women’s health.
Along with the St.Vincent Heart Center and St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital honors, the faith-based health system’s Carmel and Anderson hospitals received top achievements in patient experience and joint replacement.
St.Vincent Carmel Hospital is among the top 10 percent in the nation for patient experience, and received the 2010/2011 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This recognition is based on an analysis of patient surveys from 3,775 hospitals across the country.
Saint John’s Health System earned the five-star rating for the third year in a row for joint replacement surgery. The Anderson-based hospital also received a five-star rating in total knee replacement for the third consecutive year. In a HealthGrades study released earlier this year, Saint John’s also received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award.