Hospitals included on list lead the nation in cardiovascular healthcare, according to Becker’s

Camden, NJ (PRWEB) November 03, 2015

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has recently been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs.”

According to Becker’s, the hospitals included on its list lead the nation in cardiovascular healthcare. Becker's selected hospitals for inclusion based on national cardiology and heart surgery awards and rankings from several institutions, including U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics', CareChex, Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Healthgrades and Magnet designation.

“Lourdes is dedicated to providing advanced cardiac services to the South Jersey community, and this honor from Becker’s strongly reflects our team’s unwavering focus and commitment to the highest quality care,” said Alexander J. Hatala, Lourdes Health System President and CEO. “Our skilled team works faithfully on behalf of our patients every day to deliver exceptional cardiac care. This recognition is a result of their dedication and leadership.”

Lourdes is one of the largest providers of cardiac services in the Delaware Valley. In June 2015, the New York Times featured Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center as a national model in the effective and swift treatment of heart attacks, comparable to Mayo Clinic and New York Presbyterian Hospital. (http://files.parsintl.com/eprints/86514.pdf).

Lourdes has received a variety of awards from Healthgrades, including being named as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and among the top in the nation for overall cardiac care (both in 2015). Lourdes has also been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and nearly half of Americans have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Many hospitals on the Top 100 list have pioneered groundbreaking procedures and are still pioneering breakthroughs today, according to Becker’s. All have received recognition for top-of-the-line patient care.

The full list of hospitals and health systems can be read at http://bit.ly/GreatHeartPrograms2015.

About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

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About Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is a regional referral center, known for providing the most sophisticated levels of care. For more than six decades, the medical center has been committed to enhancing the health and well-being of southern New Jersey's residents. In addition to being among the largest providers of cardiac services in the Delaware Valley, the 325-bed teaching hospital offers a nationally recognized stroke program and is the only hospital in the southern half of the state of New Jersey performing kidney, pancreas and liver transplants. It is also the only hospital in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware ever to have been awarded the American Hospital Association’s top honor for excellence in community outreach services.

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