Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance was named one of the nation's 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in a study by Thomson Reuters.
The study examined the performance of 1,022 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties.
This year's winners were announced Monday in Modern Healthcare magazine. The Torrance facility was the only community hospital in the state to receive the honor.
The 50 top hospitals had better risk-adjusted survival rates (33 percent fewer deaths than non-winning hospitals for bypass surgery); lower complications indices (21 percent lower for heart failure complications); fewer patients readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following discharge; and shorter hospital visits and lower costs.
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS: