Banner Heart Hospital and Banner Boswell Medical Center have been named two of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2017 by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM company.
Both Banner Boswell and Banner Heart have been recognized through the years for their superior care and treatment of heart patients, and have recently invested in a number of important enhancements including state-of-the-art surgical suites and transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery.
The annual study uses a national scorecard of hospital performance metrics, identifying the nation’s best providers of cardiovascular care. The 50 hospitals that won this designation were singled out from more than 1,000 others based on the following criteria:
- Significantly higher inpatient survival rates
- Fewer patients with complications
- Higher 30-day survival and lower readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and coronary artery bypass grafting patients
- Shorter length of stay for coronary artery bypass grafting patients
- $1,200 to $6,000 less in total costs per patient case
The Truven study, which bases its analysis on Medicare patients, states that if all cardiovascular providers performed at the level of this year’s Truven winners:
- More than 9,000 additional lives could be saved
- More than 6,000 heart patients could be complication-free
- More than $1.4 billion would be saved
This marks Banner Heart’s seventh year receiving designation as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals.
Banner Heart Hospital is a 111-bed Cardiac Specialty Hospital, located in east Mesa, Ariz., a large suburban community near Phoenix.
Ranked a Top Hospital in metro Phoenix for heart care and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, Banner Heart Hospital opened in November 2000 to serve the cardiac care needs of patients in the East Valley. BHH is now the second largest free-standing heart hospital in the nation. First-class physicians working with an experienced staff provide the latest heart care technology in an environment of clinical excellence, compassion and healing.
Adjacent to Banner Baywood Medical Center, a 341-bed acute care facility, Banner Heart expanded from 60 beds to 111 in early 2004. Nearly doubling in size, BHH is one of the largest freestanding heart hospitals in the nation offering these services:
- Twenty-eight cardiovascular intensive care beds
- Sixty-seven telemetry beds
- A 16-bed interventional stay unit
- A non-invasive cardiology unit
In addition to telemetry and intensive care services, this state-of-the-art facility also has six dedicated operating room suites(two that are hybrid OR's), six cardiac catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs.
The facility employs more than 500 health care professionals, who specialize in heart care. More than 200 volunteers give their time at this facility, as well. The hospital has a growing medical staff of nearly 450 including cardiologists, cardiovascular and vascular surgeons, and other primary care and specialty physicians.
Mesa, Arizona | Founded in 1878 by Mormon pioneers, the city of Mesa was built on a plateau overlooking an expansive valley. The word mesa has it origins in the Spanish language and its literal translation is "table top." The city is located just 15 miles from Phoenix and is home to more than 430,000 people. The city has numerous historic areas including the Temple District. This area of town surrounds the Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormon) Temple, which was built in 1927. The temple and its visitor's center attract more than two million visitors each year.
Other area attractions include the many museums and art galleries, year-round golfing, and historic Hohokam Indian sites. Spend an evening with the Mesa Symphony Orchestra or attending a play performed by the Southwest Shakespeare Company. If you like baseball, Mesa is the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs.
Nearby areas offer mega shopping malls, numerous factory outlets, wonderful restaurants of every sort, dozens of top-rated golf courses, Indian gaming centers, medical services, and many more attractions including Biosphere II, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, the Arizona Science Center, Kartchner Caverns, Saguaro and Canyon Lakes and of course, the beautiful Grand Canyon.