CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Becker's Hospital Review has released its list of "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs," which recognizes outstanding hospitals for heart care in the United States.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The following 100 hospitals have made strides to combat this statistic through innovative clinical research, high-quality care and state-of-the-art treatments. These hospitals have also extended their services beyond the confines of their facilities by educating their local communities about heart health, helping sharpen our country's focus on preventive care and population health.
The following 100 hospitals were selected based on clinical accolades, recognition for quality care and contributions to the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. These hospitals have been set apart for excellence in heart care and research by prominent and reputable healthcare sources and associations, including U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Thomson Reuters and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Recognized hospitals are free to note their inclusion through marketing materials, website promotion, press releases and other media materials without paying a fee. The full-length version of the list can be found here: Hospitals with Great Heart Programs
Note: This list is not a ranking. Hospitals cannot pay to be included on Becker's lists, and fees are never involved. Content is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice.
Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis).
Advocate Christ Medical Center (Oak Lawn, Ill.).
Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh).
Aspirus Wausau Hospital (Wis.).
Augusta Health (Fishersville, Va.).
Aultman Hospital (Canton, Ohio).
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee).
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center (Phoenix).
Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital (Amarillo, Texas).
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis).
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (Dallas).
Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.).
Bellin Hospital (Green Bay, Wis.).
Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston).
Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles).
Clara Maass Medical Center (Belleville, N.J.).
Deborah Heart and Lung Center (Browns Mills, N.J.).
Decatur (Ill.) Memorial Hospital.
Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Fla.).
Dixie Regional Medical Center (St. George, Utah).
Doctors Hospital (Columbus, Ohio).
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.).
Doylestown Hospital (Bucks, Pa.).
Duke University Medical Center (Durham, N.C.).
Evanston (Ill.) Hospital.
Florida Hospital (Orlando).
French Hospital Medical Center (San Louis Obispo, Calif.).
Forsyth Medical Center (N.C.).
Gaston Memorial Hospital (Gastonia, N.C.).
Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa.).
Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center.
Heart Hospital of Austin (Texas).
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).
Indiana University Hospital (Indianapolis).
Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.).
Intermountain Medical Center (Murray, Utah).
Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore).
Kettering (Ohio) Medical Center.
Lahey Clinic (Burlington, Mass.).
Lankenau Hospital (Ardmore, Pa.).
Lenox Hill Hospital (New York City).
Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.).
Martin Memorial Medical Center (Stuart, Fla.).
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston).
Maury Regional Medical Center (Columbia, Tenn.).
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.).
Medical Center of Central Georgia (Macon).
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center (Charleston).
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore).
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston).
Mercy Medical Center (Canton, Ohio).
Meriter Hospital (Madison, Wis.).
The Methodist Hospital (Houston).
Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center.
Morton Plant Hospital (Clearwater, Fla.).
Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City).
Nebraska Heart Institute & Heart Hospital (Lincoln).
New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York City).
NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City).
North Shore Medical Center FMC Campus (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.).
Northside Hospital – Forsyth (Cumming, Ga.).
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago).
Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans).
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus).
Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center.
Palmetto General Hospital (Hialeah, Fla.).
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park, Minn.).
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.).
Regional Hospital of Scranton (Pa.).
Robert Packer Hospital (Sayre, Pa.).
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles).
Rush University Medical Center (Chicago).
Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital.
Saint Vincent Hospital (Worcester, Mass.).
Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and Clinics (San Diego, Calif.).
Sentara Norfolk (Va.) General Hospital.
Shands at the University of Florida (Gainesville).
St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, N.Y.).
St. Helena Hospital (Deer Park, Calif.).
St. John's Hospital (Springfield, Ill.).
St. Joseph Medical Center (Reading, Pa.).
St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center.
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston).
St. Mary's Hospital (Richmond, Va.).
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana (Indianapolis).
Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Palo Alto, Calif.).
Tampa General Hospital (Fla.).
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia).
University of California, San Diego Medical Center.
University of Chicago Medical Center.
The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City).
University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland).
University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore).
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor).
UPMC Hamot (Erie, Pa.).
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.).
WellStarCobb Hospital (Austell, Ga.).
Yale New-Haven (Conn.) Hospital.
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