McLaren Northern Michigan Named Top 50 Heart Hospital for 3rd Year in a Row

For a 3rd year in a row, McLaren Northern Michigan was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. McLaren Northern Michigan was one of only two Michigan hospitals to receive this award and is the only northern Michigan hospital recipient.

The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ study scores hospitals in key clinical and operational performance areas including mortality, complications, and re-admissions. McLaren Northern Michigan excelled in clinical outcomes for heart attack and heart failure treatments, as well as open heart and angioplasty surgeries, compared to hospitals nationwide. On average, patients spent less on procedures and had shorter hospital stays. This is the fourth time McLaren Northern Michigan has been recognized with this award since it began in 1998.

“Our cardiac team sets the standard for heart care in northern Michigan and beyond. We are focused on bringing the latest advancements to you; our patients. For example, McLaren is the first hospital in northern Michigan to have cardiovascular robotic system capabilities,” stated Todd Burch, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. “We are proud to have such advances, and are grateful for the talented and dedicated individuals who have been recognized year after year as leaders in caring for your heart.”

The highly-trained McLaren Northern Michigan team of cardiologists, surgeons, and staff can diagnose and treat complex cardiac conditions and provide the most comprehensive heart care available. Our cardiologists travel over 50,000 miles a year to provide award-winning heart care close to home. We have full cardiology practices in Gaylord, Petoskey, and Sault Ste. Marie, and an additional 6 outreach locations throughout northern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.

The winning hospitals were announced in an IBM press release on November 19.
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