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St. David’s Medical Center, including Heart Hospital of Austin, was recently named among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics.

St. David’s Medical Center, including Heart Hospital of Austin, is one of two Texas hospitals selected from more than 1,000 hospitals in the United States to earn this designation, and it is the only non-teaching hospital in Texas to be recognized this year.

To identify the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, Truven Health Analytics researchers analyzed 2012 and 2013 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2013 Medicare cost reports, and 2014 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data.

According to Truven Health Analytics, if all cardiovascular providers in the nation performed at the level of this year’s winners, nearly 9,500 additional lives could be saved; more than $1 billion could be saved; and more than 3,000 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free.

This is the second year St. David’s Medical Center has received this honor.

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