February 2005

Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Include Three from Catholic Health Initiatives

Solucient’s 2004 list of the 100 Top Hospitals® in the U.S. for cardiovascular services includes three Catholic Health Initiatives market-based organizations: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa; Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md. The annual list recognizes hospitals that demonstrate superior clinical, operational and financial performance in cardiovascular services.