At the end of every year, the cardiovascular community eagerly awaits the annual IBM Watson Health publication of the ranked 50 top cardiovascular hospitals. We are proud to share that looking ahead to 2022, five of our licensed facilities were named to the list across three categories.

Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee, WI) made the list as one of the best teaching hospitals with a cardiovascular residency program. Both Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, CA) and St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital (Ypsilanti, MI) were among the best teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs. And recognized among the best community hospitals were both Oklahoma Heart Hospital North (Oklahoma City, OK) and Oklahoma Heart Hospital South (Oklahoma City, OK).

While some of the country’s best-known research and teaching institutions made the 2022 IBM Watson Health lists, an aim of their recognition is to also acknowledge the hard-won successes and steady performance of many lesser-known, yet high-performing, healthcare systems. To compile their rankings, IBM Watson Health researchers analyzed federal data from Medicare cost reports, Hospital Compare, and the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review. New to this year's analysis was a patient experience measure, based upon the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.

We congratulate Froedtert Hospital, Eisenhower Medical Center, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, Oklahoma Heart North, and Oklahoma Heart South for the strides they have made towards exceptional cardiovascular care!