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Nationally Recognized Cardiac Care — Close to Home

Tanner Health System is dedicated to delivering exceptional heart care for residents throughout west Georgia and east Alabama — and the quality of that care is evident in our outcomes.

Tanner Heart and Vascular Center at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton is honored to receive the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 2017 from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions, leading them to find the right doctors and the right hospitals for the right care.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. The variation in care between hospitals has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving five-stars as a group, on average 223,412 lives could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided. A five-star rating, like Tanner’s, indicates that a hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories.

Along with Tanner’s designation as a certified chest pain center and other awards for quality care and patient experience, the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award continues to demonstrate that Tanner is a trusted destination for exceptional heart care.

The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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