Published on December 17, 2010 at 4:03 AM
Loyola University Hospital's mortality rate from heart-bypass surgery is 74 percent lower than the mortality rate at peer hospitals, according to Thomson Reuters Cardiovascular Benchmarks Report.
Thomson Reuters produces reports to help organizations improve performance and manage costs. It used several data sets from Medicare patients to rate hospitals' cardiovascular programs. Loyola was compared with other teaching hospitals that also have cardiovascular residency programs.
The rate of complications from bypass surgery was 20 percent lower at Loyola than at its peer hospitals. And Loyola's 30-day heart-failure mortality rate was 15 percent lower than its peer hospital rate.
Loyola's Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine offers comprehensive care with nationally known experts and programs in cardiovascular, thoracic and transplantation services.
For eight years in a row, U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Loyola as one of the top 50 hospitals nationwide for heart medical care and heart surgery.
Source: Loyola University