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Rated The Best in Nation - Heart Attack: Care and Treatment Success

September 28, 2009
St. Vincent Healthcare has been recognized as the "Best in the Nation" in a recent edition of "Inside the Joint Commission" published by Decision Health.

St. Vincent Healthcare is ranked better than the national readmission rate average for hospital heart attack care and treatment success. Nationally, 20% of patients admitted to a hospital for heart attack treatment will return to the hospital within 30 days. At St. Vincent Healthcare, that's not the case. Readmission rate after treatment for a heart attack at St. Vincent is the lowest in the nation at 15.3%, 5% better than the national average. This means top quality care for all heart attack patients at St. Vincent Healthcare. This means top quality care for all heart attack patients at St. Vincent Healthcare.

Time counts when a heart attack patient comes through the doors of the Emergency Department at St. Vincent Healthcare. That’s why the Emergency Department team, Cardiac Cath Lab team, Interventional Cardiologists and Cardiovascular Surgeons work in sync to give each heart attack patient the best care possible. All of their efforts and excellence add up to this tremendous success. These dedicated teams of physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff work each day to save lives and give patients the best outcomes possible.

St. Vincent Healthcare is reported the BEST in the nation in the latest “Inside the Joint Commission” publication. The best in the nation data comes from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS.) CMS rates more than 4000 hospitals across the country on its “Hospital Compare” website: www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

St. Vincent Healthcare works hard to meet and exceed medical standards, continuing to strive for excellence and top quality care for every patient.

About St. Vincent Healthcare:

St. Vincent Healthcare is a comprehensive system of award-winning healthcare services located in Billings, Montana. St. Vincent is a regional destination hospital which serves a four-state area and more than 900,000 people each year. A comprehensive range of services include a Level II trauma Center, cardiothoracic and vascular medicine, comprehensive cancer services, family-centered maternal and child health – a Level III B NICU & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – neurosurgery, orthopedics and the region’s most advanced diagnostic services. St. Vincent Healthcare is part of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. St. Vincent Healthcare’s quality, mission-driven, charitable healthcare has been in existence for more than 110 years. To learn more about St. Vincent Healthcare, visit www.svh-mt.org.