New Cardio Report: 
50% fewer AMIs hospitalized



How leaders use 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

See how your hospital or health care system can benefit from consulting services, custom reports and database access.

Optimize performance

Kickstart and sustain your service line transformation

Focus on what matters

Understand and prioritize strengths and opportunities

Gain stakeholder buy-in

Access widely-used measures to help foster collaboration

About the study

History and approach

Since 1998, Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals has conducted an annual assessment of one of the most important service lines in healthcare. Heart care impacts hundreds of thousands of lives annually – while adding billions of dollars to our nation’s overall healthcare costs. As the US health system continues its shift toward value-based care, publishing new and achievable performance benchmarks in the area of cardiovascular care has the potential to make a large and lasting impact.


If all hospitals performed like this year’s winners:

Lives saved


additional lives could be saved in-hospital

Complications reduced


additional heart patients could be complication free

Costs saved

USD 1.4

billion USD in inpatient costs could be saved

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