MUNSTER | For the second year in a row, the cardiac program at Community Hospital was named among Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care and Cardiac Surgery.
The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of about 4,500 hospitals in the nation, across nearly 30 common conditions and procedures.
Healthgrades is an independent health care ratings organization.
According to its latest report, Community Hospital is the best rated hospital in Northwest Indiana for overall cardiac services, including cardiology and heart surgery, stroke care, overall neurosciences services including neurosurgery and vascular surgery.
“Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans today,” Community Hospital CEO Donald Fesko said. “With our mission to improve the health of the residents and neighborhoods we serve, we’re doing everything we can do to change that statistic and have taken the lead in addressing heart disease.”
The hospital also has been ranked among the top 10 percent nationally for quality in stroke care, coronary interventional procedures, cardiology services, heart surgery, and overall cardiac care.
Community Hospital is the only Northwest Indiana hospital to be named among Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals five years in a row, from 2008-12, and tapped as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence, from 2004-12.
The hospital received more than a dozen other five-star recognitions for 2013, including for overall orthopedic services, neurosciences, overall pulmonary services and for women's health.