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2nd in the Nation for Lowest Readmission Following Heart Failure

Published on Monday, August 15, 2016

McLaren Northern Michigan heart teamMcLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ranked McLaren Northern Michigan as the second hospital in the country with the lowest 30-day readmission rates for heart failure patients.

The national average for heart failure readmission rate is 21.9 percent. McLaren Northern Michigan performed at the low rate of 16.5 percent, with the top hospital performing at 16.3 percent.  

This low rate can be largely attributed to a dedicated program, called the Heart Failure Clinic. “Each heart failure patient receives a detailed plan of care to reduce the incidence of readmission,” stated Dalton Miranda, MD, Cardiologist and Heart Failure Clinic Director at Michigan Heart and Vascular Specialists of McLaren Northern Michigan. “This recognition speaks to the quality of care a patient receives through treatment, education, and follow-up.”

Heart failure patients at McLaren Northern Michigan receive a thorough evaluation including medical therapy, lifestyle behavior education, lab evaluation, walk assessment, sleep apnea assessment, and review of advanced support and therapy when needed.

Data used was compiled by Hospital Compare, a resource for patients to compare quality among medicare-certified hospitals, and is from July 2012 through June 2015, the most recent data available.