SMH mortality rate better than national average

Sarasota Memorial holds the prize as a hospital with one of the best mortality statistics in the country. Newly released data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) analyzed mortality and re-admission rates for more than 4,600 hospitals nationwide. The statistics tracked patients who were admitted for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia.

The only Tampa Bay area hospital to perform well above the national average in three of six categories was Sarasota Memorial Hospital, with an above-average mortality rate for heart attacks, readmission rates for heart attacks and readmission rates for heart failures. It also excelled in several other measures.

Mease Hospital (Dunedin), Mease Countryside Hospital (Safety Harbor), Morton Plant Hospital (Clearwater), Palms of Pasadena Hospital (St. Petersburg) and Venice Regional Medical Center also performed better than the national average in most categories.

Manatee Memorial Hospital scored well below national averages in multiple categories including poor heart attack and heart failure mortality rates. Other Tampa Bay area hospitals that did poorly were Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center (Crystal River), which had poor heart attack and pneumonia mortality rates, and Citrus Memorial Hospital (Inverness), which also had poor heart attack and pneumonia mortality rates.


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