Written by The Business Journal Staff
Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia was recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 best hospitals for cardiac surgery and America’s 100 best hospitals for cardiac care. Kaweah Delta is just one of four hospitals in California, and the only one in the Central Valley, to receive these distinctions.
“For more than 50 years, it has been our goal to provide the highest level of exceptional, locally-based care to our community,” said Dr. Edward Hirsch, vice president and chief medical and quality officer at Kaweah Delta. “These distinctions illustrate just that, and highlight how Kaweah Delta’s dedicated team of physicians, nurses and clinical staff at Kaweah Delta is committed to improving the lives of patients.”
The achievements are part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation, which also recognizes Kaweah Delta with six additional recognitions, including Healthgrades 2018 Cardiac Care Excellence Award and the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (the 2nd year in a row). It was also received a five-star rating for coronary bypass surgery and treatment for heart attacks two years in a row, and was named among the top 5 and 10 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery and overall cardiac services respectively.
In determining its cardiac quality awards, Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.