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MWH Named One of the Nation's 50 TOP Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2020

MWH Named One of the Nation's 50 TOP Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2020

Mary Washington Hospital Named One of the Nation's 50 TOP Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2020 by IBM Watson Health

2020 Study Finds Top Performing Hospitals Provide Improved Patient Care Over Their Peers

Fredericksburg, VA – November 26, 2019 – Mary Washington Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ for the second year in a row. The study spotlights the top-performing cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

This study is part of the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® program, using independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in key clinical and operational areas for selected cardiovascular procedures and medical care. Indicators include risk-adjusted inpatient mortality index, risk-adjusted complications index, mean 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate, mean 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate, severity-adjusted length of stay, case mix- and wage-adjusted inpatient cost per case, 30-day episode payment, and adjusted operating profit margin. The study has been conducted annually since 1998. This is the second consecutive year that Mary Washington Hospital has been recognized with this honor.

“This recognition represents the continuous hard work and tireless dedication of our physicians, nurses, and staff at Mary Washington Hospital,” said Michael McDermott, MD, MBA, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Mary Washington Healthcare. “The safety and well-being of our patients are at the center of everything we do, and our team provides the same high-quality, compassionate care we’d want for members of our own families. We’re grateful to again be named among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country.”

Mary Washington Healthcare’s comprehensive cardiac services include diagnostic testing, interventional catheterization and electrophysiology procedures, an advanced structural heart program, cardiovascular surgery, heart failure treatment, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and support groups.

“By finding ways to continuously improve and innovate, the winners of our 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study are identifying opportunities to deliver healthcare value to patients, communities, and payers,” said Ekta Punwani, MHA, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health. “The top-performing hospitals demonstrated better clinical care and were more efficient than their peers at delivering this care.”

About Mary Washington Healthcare

Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through over 50 facilities and services, including Mary Washington Hospital, a 451-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a nonprofit health system and has a long-standing commitment to providing care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, please visit

About IBM Watson Health

Watson Health is a business unit of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to advance health. Watson Health technologies are tackling a wide range of the world’s biggest health care challenges, including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery, and more. Media contact: Rachel Ford Hutman, Public Relations, IBM Watson Health, 301.801.5540. Learn more.