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Presbyterian Hospital Named One of the Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health

November 17, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Presbyterian Hospital* was recently named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.  

"We are thrilled to be named a top 50 cardiovascular hospital," said Robert Federici, MD, medical director, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Services. "This achievement recognizes the hard work and dedication of our heart surgeons, cardiologists, hospitalists, Emergency Department physicians, nurses and staff to providing the best heart care possible and to improving outcomes for our patients."

IBM Watson Health recently released the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2018 study. The annual study, conducted by Truven Health Analytics, now part of IBM Watson Health, identified the top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. The study uses a balanced national scorecard of hospital performance metrics to identify the highest performing cardiovascular service lines in the nation.

According to IBM Watson Health, if all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's winners:

  • Nearly 8,900 additional lives could be saved
  • Nearly 3,700 more bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free
  • More than $1.4 billion could be saved

To determine the 50 top U.S. hospitals for heart care, IBM Watson Health researchers analyzed 2015 and 2016 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, 2016 Medicare cost reports and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016 data.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at:

*Combined data from all three Presbyterian Central New Mexico hospitals were submitted under the umbrella of Presbyterian Hospital.


About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with more than 11,000 employees.

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