Two UnityPoint Health® hospitals named to Becker's Great Heart Program

Two UnityPoint Health® hospitals named to Becker's Great Heart Programs list

Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2015-16 edition of its "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Heart Programs" list. UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital and UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital have been named to this 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.

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 features individual profiles of all 100 organizations and can be read here: http://bit.ly/GreatHeartPrograms2015


About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

About UnityPoint Health®
UnityPoint Health is one of the nation’s most integrated health systems. Our physician-led team of professionals communicates clearly and effectively to address a patient's health care in the most appropriate setting: whether that is a clinic, hospital or at home. Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 32 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and home care services throughout its nine regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Iowa, Western Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

UnityPoint Health entities employ more than 30,000 employees, working toward innovative advancements to deliver the Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time®. Each year, through more than 4.5 million patient visits, UnityPoint Health, UnityPoint Clinic® and UnityPoint at Home? provides a full range of coordinated care to patients and families. With annual revenues of $3.8 billion, UnityPoint Health is the 13th largest nonprofit health system and the fourth largest nondenominational health system in America.
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