Columbus Regional Hospital has been recognized for the second year in a row as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health, a division of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of technologies designed to advance health. Columbus Regional Health is one of only two Indiana health systems on the list.
The award is based on a broad study of 980 U.S. hospitals’ clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics and data and means that the CRH Heart & Vascular Center
has demonstrated better clinical care and has delivered that care more efficiently than most other cardiovascular programs.
“We are very proud of and thankful for the excellent Heart and Vascular team of physicians, nurses, technicians, and other healthcare professionals and the top-quality services they perform each and every day,” said Columbus Regional Health President and CEO Jim Bickel.
“Congratulations to this team and our entire workforce for each individual’s unique contribution in our constant efforts to provide this level of care for our patients.”
About the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Study
The Fortune/IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study uses independent and objective research to analyze cardiovascular hospital performance in clinical and operational areas addressing inpatient and 30-day mortality, patient complications, 30-day readmission, average length of stay, 30-day episode-of-care payment, and adjusted cost per case, for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and heart failure (HF) patients. The study has been conducted annually since 1998.
About Columbus Regional Health
Columbus Regional Health is a system serving a 10-county region in southeastern Indiana. We hold a more than 100-year history as the local, independent healthcare provider in our service area. Columbus Regional Health contains more than 2,400 employees, 225 physicians on medical staff and 250 volunteers. Columbus Regional Hospital, the system’s flagship facility, is a not-for-profit, providing emergency and surgical services and comprehensive care in numerous specialty areas. Columbus Regional Health Physicians offers a network of primary and specialty care physicians. Our health system is pleased to offer one, unified electronic medical record system, Epic, for inpatient and outpatient services.