CareCheck Top 10 percent cardiac care medica excellence

Bristol Regional named among nation’s best for cardiac care, heart attack treatment

Bristol Regional Medical Center is upholding its legacy of exceptional patient care, by earning recognition among the nation’s best hospitals for cardiac care and heart attack treatment. CareChex®, a division of Comparion that evaluates hospitals on multiple components of quality, has named Bristol Regional in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for medical excellence in cardiac care and heart attack treatment for 2015.

The hospital was also named in the top 10 percent in the state for medical excellence in major orthopedic surgery, and No. 1 in the Tri-Cities for major neuro-surgery. Bristol Regional’s accolades for patient safety also rank it in the top 10 percent nationally for overall medical care, coronary bypass surgery, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, heart attack treatment and orthopedic care, as well as No. 1 in the Tri-Cities for major neurosurgery, pulmonary care and spinal surgery.

CareChex ratings are based on a comprehensive review of nearly all general, acute, nonfederal hospitals in the United States. The company sifts through a collection of publicly available databases, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Hospital Quality Alliance, for its analysis. CareChex considers factors such as process of care, outcomes of care and patient satisfaction.

The company’s reason for compiling the rankings is to help providers and health care consumers evaluate the quality of inpatient care. Data from CareChex are publicly available at www.carechex.com.