Congratulations to the IBM Watson Health Top 50 CV Hospitals of 2020

Nearly Half of Top Hospitals Are Affiliated with MedAxiom Members

News | Published: Monday, January 13, 2020


In late 2019, IBM Watson Health published its annual list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the U.S., one of the leading surveys the CV industry turns to for hospital performance rankings. The 2020 survey, which included nearly 1,000 hospitals across the country with cardiovascular service lines, identified 50 hospitals that “delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost.” MedAxiom is proud to be affiliated with nearly half of the top 50 hospitals on the 2020 list.

According to IBM Watson Health, the 2020 survey identified several performance benchmarks:

  • Significantly higher inpatient survival: Winning hospitals had significantly higher inpatient survival rates (28.7 percent to 47.4 percent higher).
  • Fewer complications: The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals achieved 6.3 to 27.7 percent fewer patients with complications.
  • Lower cost: $1,485 to $6,704 less in total costs per patient case (the smallest difference was for heart failure, and the largest was for coronary artery bypass grafting).
  • Lower average 30-day episode of care payments for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure ($1,323 and $706 less per episode, respectively).

At the heart of the MedAxiom community, which unites more than 400 cardiovascular organizations, consulting clients and industry partners, is a shared commitment to achieving the Quadruple Aim of better outcomes, lower costs, improved patient experience and improved clinician experience. MedAxiom recognizes the challenges that accompany the rapidly changing healthcare landscape and is focused on being the premier source for CV organizational performance solutions. We are thrilled to work with programs of all sizes that are recognized for delivering high quality patient care efficiently.

Congratulations to the following MedAxiom members who made the 2020 list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals: 

Teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs

  • OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital; Columbus, OH
  • St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital; Indianapolis, IN 
  • Summa Akron City Hospital; Akron, OH 
  • UNC Rex Healthcare; Raleigh, NC 
  • Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital; Camden, NJ 

Teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs

  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital; Wausau, WI 
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest; Waco, TX
  • Holston Valley Medical Center; Kingsport, TN 
  • Mission Hospital; Asheville, NC 
  • Sacred Heart Hospital; Pensacola, FL 

Community hospitals 

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock; Round Rock, TX
  • Bellin Health; Green Bay, WI
  • Carolinas Medical Center Mercy – Pineville; Charlotte, NC
  • Columbus Regional Hospital; Columbus, IN
  • McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital; Petoskey, MI
  • St. David's Medical Center; Austin, TX
  • St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana; Indianapolis, IN

Congratulations to the following 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals who are affiliated with MedAxiom members:

Teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs

  • Huntington Hospital; Pasadena, CA (affiliated with Foothill Cardiology)

Teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs

  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center; Des Moines, IA (affiliated with Iowa Heart Center)
  • North Mississippi Medical Center; Tupelo, MS (affiliated with Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi) 
  • St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI (affiliated with Michigan Heart) 

Community hospitals 

  • Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center; Medford, OR (affiliated with Southern Oregon Cardiology and a MedAxiom consulting client)
  • Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center; Idaho Falls, ID (affiliated with HCA Idaho Physicians Services) 

Learn more about the benefits of MedAxiom membership and how we can transform cardiovascular care, together.