Lee Health Hospitals Named Among Nation’s Top 50 Heart Hospitals

IBM Watson Health Includes Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center on List of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Nov. 22, 2017) --- Lee Health’s Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are ranked in IBM Watson Health’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2018. The 50 top-performing hospitals are broken down by category, including Teaching Hospitals with Cardiovascular Residency Programs, Teaching Hospitals without Cardiovascular Residency Programs and Community Hospitals. Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are included on the Teaching Hospitals without Cardiovascular Residency Program list, and have been included on the list for six years.

The rankings are determined by reviewing aggregate performance measures in the following areas:

  • Clinical outcome measures
  • Clinical process measures
  • Extended outcome measures
  • Efficiency measures
  • Extended efficiency measures

“We are very proud to be ranked among the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country,” says Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, Lee Health President & CEO. “This is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our cardiovascular teams, and is further proof that the processes and innovations we have in place enable us to provide leading-edge, high-quality, patient-centered care. This national recognition also falls directly in line with our vision of inspiring hope and being a national leader for the advancement of health and healing.”

The IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study (formerly the Truven Health Analytics study) is an annual, objective, quantitative study that identifies the nation’s best providers of cardiovascular care, based on publicly available data and a balanced look at clinical, operational and financial performance metrics. The study is part of the Watson Top 100 Hospitals program. For more information about the 100 Top Hospitals program, go to www.100TopHospitals.com.

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org

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