Oklahoma Heart Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 1, 2016) – Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) was once again named one of the nation’s 50 top cardiovascular hospitals for the fourth time by Truven Health Analytics for achieving superior clinical outcomes. 
In its 18th year, the Truven study identifies the nation's best providers of cardiovascular care based on publicly available data related to operational efficiencies, financial metrics and patient outcomes. Truven selects the 50 top hospitals out of more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals.
“We are honored to be among an elite group of hospitals nationwide to receive this top award from Truven,” said Dr. John R. Harvey, president and chief executive officer of OHH. “At OHH, we are committed to improving the heart health of Oklahomans and people around the world. To accomplish our mission, we deliver high-quality, patient focused service to those who chose our hospitals and clinics across the state.”
If all cardiovascular providers in the United States performed at the level of this year's winners, Truven Health Analytics estimates that health care workers could save an additional 9,000 lives and about 6,000 more heart patients could be spared any medical complications, which together could save more than $1.4 billion.
Truven based the study’s analyses on Medicare patients. If the same standards were applied to all inpatients, the impact would be even greater.
Earlier this month, the OHH North Campus earned the 2016 Pinnacle of Excellence Award® and the OHH North and South campuses earned the 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® from Press Ganey, which honor top-performing health care organizations nationwide for achieving high levels of excellence in patient satisfaction. 
OHH was also among 102 U.S. hospitals (2.2 percent of hospitals) that received a five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in August for quality patient care.