Intermountain Medical Center and Dixie Regional Medical Center have been featured by Becker's Hospital Review among the "50 hospitals with the lowest 30-day readmission rates for heart attack patients."
In fact, Intermountain Medical Center is tied with Mercy Health in Muskegon, Michigan, for the lowest (best) readmission rate in the nation: 15.1 percent. In addition, Dixie Regional Medical Center is on the list with a readmission rate of 16.2 percent. No other Utah hospitals are included among the top 50.
Intermountain Healthcare is a nationally recognized leader in researching patient treatment methods and results in new clinical techniques. It is at the forefront in researching new techniques and technologies in fighting heart disease. This experience leads to expertise in providing the most advanced treatment plans and better care options.
The Becker's Hospital Review findings came from CMS' Hospital Compare database and are for a three-year period from July 2008 through June 2011.
Study says heart patients at Intermountain Healthcare hospitals are less likely to be readmitted to hospital