|Few organizations treat congestive heart failure patients and perform bypass surgeries as well as Kaiser Permanente, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Common Care ratings, which were released this week.
Twenty-two Kaiser Permanente hospitals were recognized as high-performing in at least one of the five rated procedures, including congestive heart failure and heart bypass surgery. The other procedures and conditions surveyed were hip replacement, knee replacement and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4600 hospitals nationwide and rated them in one of three categories: high-performing, average and below average. Nearly 70 percent of Kaiser Permanente hospitals were rated high-performing in at least one category; only about 10 percent of the hospitals evaluated nationwide were rated as high-performing in one or more procedures. No Kaiser Permanente hospital received a “below average” rating.
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