January/February 2008

Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Include Two from Catholic Health Initiatives

Two Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals have been named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for Cardiovascular Care for 2007 by Thomson Healthcare. Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Iowa, and St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md., are on the annual list that identifies the nation’s top providers of cardiovascular services, based on the two most recent years of data. Thomson estimates that if all cardiovascular hospitals provided the same quality of care as the top 100, more than 7,000 lives would be saved and 750 medical complications would be avoided annually.