• McLaren Northern Michigan Named One of the Nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and I

    Nov. 16, 2021: McLaren Northern Michigan was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Performing Cardiovascular Hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health. This is the fifth consecutive year McLaren Northern Michigan has been recognized with this honor. 
    “Earning this award five consecutive years exemplifies our cardiovascular team’s continuous commitment to quality and excellence,” said Todd Burch, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. “As team members have changed over the years, the strength of the program has endured by providing innovative care with excellent outcomes that sets the bar for which others strive.  I’m proud of our team’s expertise and the high-quality heart care they provide to the communities in Northern Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The McLaren cardiovascular team is setting the standard of care for all hospitals across the nation.”
    This year's study included 951 U.S. hospitals with cardiovascular service lines. Compared to similar cardiovascular hospitals, this year’s winning hospitals had better results on indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, financial performance and patient experience.
    Based on the methodology used by Watson Health, the study concludes that if all United States hospitals’ cardiovascular service lines performed at the level of these study winners, some 6,400 additional lives and roughly $1.4 billion could be saved, and 5,000 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free.
    “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the hospitals recognized on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list are providing quality care in one of the most critical areas,” said Ekta Punwani, 100 Top Hospitals Program Leader, IBM Watson Health. “Hospitals are constantly working to improve clinical and operational performance, and the exceptional organizations on this list demonstrate the standard for top performing cardiac care. Their benchmarks serve as a real-world checkpoint for cardiovascular care across the U.S.”
    The annual Fortune/IBM 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study is designed to identify impartial, actionable and attainable benchmarks for hospital and clinical leaders as they work to raise their own organizations’ standards of performance in cardiac care.