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Rated Nationally for Lowest 30-day Heart Attack Readmission Rate

Published on Monday, June 06, 2016

listening to patient's heartThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) ranked McLaren Northern Michigan among the top 7 hospitals across the country for the lowest 30-day readmission rate following a heart attack.

Data used was compiled by Hospital Compare, a resource for patients to compare quality among medicare-certified hospitals. Only 55 hospitals were below the national average, with McLaren Northern Michigan being the only northern Michigan hospital in the top 10.

“What makes this recognition so satisfying is that it speaks to the care patients receive at McLaren Northern Michigan from the minute they are picked up by EMS or evaluated in the Emergency Department to the time of discharge,” stated Jason Ricci, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Michigan Heart and Vascular Specialists of McLaren Northern Michigan. “This is something the entire organization has their hands in and should be proud of.”