From MWHC press release:

Mary Washington Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ for the second year in a row. The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

This study is part of the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® program, using independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in key clinical and operational areas for selected cardiovascular procedures and medical care. Indicators include: risk-adjusted inpatient mortality index, risk-adjusted complications index, mean 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate, mean 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate, severity-adjusted length of stay, case mix- and wage-adjusted inpatient cost per case, 30-day episode payment, and adjusted operating profit margin. The study has been conducted annually since 1998. This is the second consecutive year that Mary Washington Hospital has been recognized with this honor.

“This recognition represents the continuous hard work and tireless dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff at Mary Washington Hospital,” said Michael McDermott, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mary Washington Healthcare. “The safety and well-being of our patients are at the center of everything we do, and our team provides the same high-quality, compassionate care we’d want for members of our own families. We’re grateful to again be named among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country.”

Mary Washington Healthcare’s comprehensive cardiac services include diagnostic testing, interventional catheterization and electrophysiology procedures, an advanced structural heart program, cardiovascular surgery, heart failure treatment, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and support groups.

“By finding ways to continuously improve and innovate, the winners of our 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study are identifying opportunities to deliver healthcare value to patients, communities, and payers,” said Ekta Punwani, MHA, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health. “The top performing hospitals demonstrated better clinical care and were more efficient than their peers at delivering this care.”