Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Named a 2020 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital

Prestigious designation awarded by Watson Health national benchmark series
Camden, NJ — Virtua Health is proud to announce the inclusion of Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital on Watson Health’s list of 2020 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. The list is based on an annual study identifying hospitals that demonstrate the highest performance in hospital cardiovascular services. 
The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals designation is part of Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® program, which uses objective public data and proprietary analytics to evaluate hospital and health system performance. The ranking of cardiovascular programs is based on the measurement of hospital outcomes and the calculation of a composite score for certain cardiovascular admissions. The evaluation is respected for its independence and integrity in the industry. 
According to Watson Health, “The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study identifies U.S. hospitals that have achieved the highest performance on a balanced scorecard of performance measures. This year, based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, we found that our study winners delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost.”
“It is extremely gratifying to be recognized as a top cardiovascular hospital—and the only one in New Jersey,” said Hans Bauer, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology; Chairman, Department of Medicine at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. “The excellence of our cardiovascular program is a direct result of our team’s outstanding medical expertise and exceptionally caring nature. We want to assure our patients that we are continuing to work toward even greater improvements in cardiovascular medicine and that we are always committed to their health and well-being.”
Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, agrees, “Recognition like this reinforces the patient-centric and accountable care we strive for each day at Virtua Health. I applaud the cardiovascular group for its teamwork, continuous learning, and ongoing pursuit of excellence.”
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has often been recognized for its programs and services. Previously, the hospital was designated as a Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital (prior to Watson Health’s purchase of Truven). In November 2019, the hospital received the highest ranking, an A, in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report.

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