Oklahoma Heart Hospital Ranks as Nation’s Top 50
Posted on December 18th, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 18, 2017) – A relentless pursuit of excellence in cardiac care has once again earned the Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) a national ranking as one of 50 top cardiovascular hospitals by IBM’s Watson Health study, previously known as the Truven Health Analytics study.
"Although this is the fifth time OHH has been ranked one of the top heart hospitals in the nation, it’s our patients who are the real winners," said Peggy Tipton, RN, OHH’s chief operating officer. "We set the bar extremely high – aiming to lead the nation in all areas of cardiac care. Our physicians and co-workers work together as a team to provide the best heart care."
The 50 hospitals in the Watson Health study scored higher than their peers on clinical outcomes for heart attack and heart failure treatments, as well as coronary bypass and angioplasty surgeries. The hospitals performed better on mortality and complications, as well as 30-day mortality and readmissions. On average, their procedures cost less and patients had shorter hospitals stays.
For results, Watson Health uses the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review files, CMS Hospital Compare and Medicare cost reports. With the data, the company produces the only study of its kind in identifying the best health systems in the nation. Health systems do not apply for consideration, and winners do not pay to market their award.
"While there are many published rankings of hospitals, the Watson Health survey is one of the most highly regarded by the health care industry," said Dr. Brook Scott, OHH’s chief medical officer. "Being named one of the 50 top heart hospitals, and one of only 15 community-based hospitals, is a tremendous achievement."
Oklahoma Heart Hospital, a physician-owned hospital, partners with Mercy and operates two hospitals with a combined 143 beds in Oklahoma City and many clinics throughout Oklahoma.
"Oklahoma Heart Hospital cares for Oklahomans across the state, and we are committed to providing the best care anywhere," said Dr. John Harvey, OHH president and chief executive officer.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) is known for focusing on the patient and family experience. Consistently recognized as a national leader in patient satisfaction, OHH is rated as a five-star hospital by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid for overall hospital quality. Founded in 2002, OHH’s network is one of the largest cardiovascular programs in the United States, consisting
of two hospitals, 70 cardiovascular specialists and more than 60 physician clinics in rural and metro locations across the great state of Oklahoma.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.