Beebe Healthcare Named Among 48 Hospitals with Lowest Mortality Rates
LEWES, Del.- Beebe Healthcare's commitment to fast action during heart attacks has been recognized again, this time by Becker's Healthcare.
Becker's Healthcare publication Infection Control & Clinical Quality compared the nation's hospitals in terms of deaths within 30 days of a heart attack. The report, published November 12, 2014 found Beebe Healthcare to be among the 48 hospitals with a low rate of death after an acute myocardial infarction.
Becker's listed the 48 hospitals with the lowest 30-day heart attack mortality rates in the nation as determined by data from Hospital Compare. According to the American Hospital Association, there are 5,723 registered hospitals in the United States.
Becker's included hospitals with a mortality rate at 12 or below. The national average is 15.2. This is the second year in a row that Beebe Healthcare has been recognized for low mortality rates in heart attack care.
“We are extremely proud to have been included in this report two years in a row,” said Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “This reflects the continued commitment and dedication by the Beebe Healthcare leadership, physicians, and team members to improving the health and quality of life of our patients.”