Becker’s Hospital Review has published the 2015-16 edition of its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs” list. The INTEGRIS Heart Hospital at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center is on the list.
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. The hospitals and health systems included on this year’s list are national leaders when it comes to multiple aspects of cardiovascular care. They have received recognition for clinical excellence for certain procedures, such as heart bypass and valve surgeries, and treatment of heart failure and heart attack patients. Through their comprehensive programs, they also support heart education and disease prevention efforts.
The Becker’s Hospital Review selected hospitals for inclusion based on national rankings and awards from several institutions, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for cardiology and heart surgery, U.S. News’ Common Care ratings for heart bypass surgery and heart failure, Truven Health Analytics’ cardiovascular hospital rankings, CareChex rankings for cardiac care, Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Healthgrades cardiology awards and Magnet designation.
The INTEGRIS Heart Hospital was named a top 50 hospital for vascular surgery by Healthgrades in 2015. It touts itself as the largest and most comprehensive heart hospital in Oklahoma. With 168 beds, the Magnet-recognized hospital provides a myriad of services, such as heart scan capabilities, cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery and heart transplantation. This year, the hospital became the first hospital in Oklahoma to participate in the Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab program, which trains hospital staff on the Impella heart pump, one of the newest minimally invasive heart technologies. The hospital is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, and it was ranked No. 30 in the nation by CareChex for cardiac care in 2015. U.S. News & World Report also recognized the hospital as high-performing for heart failure and heart bypass surgery in its common care ratings.
Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list annually since 2010. This is the fourth year it has included 100 organizations. The full list can be read here: