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St. Joseph’s Medical Center Named One of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the Nation.

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC) has been recognized as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI™ and reported by Fortune.  

To select top performers, an objective, independent, quantitative research analysis was performed using publicly available data measuring cardiac care in the United States. 

“We are honored to receive this national recognition from Fortune and PINC AI™,” said Donald J. Wiley, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Medical Center. “This recognition demonstrates our commitment to delivering exceptional quality care in Stockton and surrounding communities, and the dedication of St. Joseph’s Morrissey Family Heart and Vascular Institute in ensuring cardiac patients receive the best care possible with better outcomes and fewer complications and readmissions.”

50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ program performance

This year, the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ program winners delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost, compared to a peer group of non-winning cardiovascular hospitals. Winners demonstrated significantly higher survival rates for those associated with cardiac care, with fewer readmissions and complications. If all facilities in the nation replicated the results of the 50 top cardiovascular hospitals, it is estimated that more than 7,600 lives and $1 billion in costs could be saved.

“Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for all Americans, resulting in nearly 700,000 deaths and $229 billion in added costs each year,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s President of Performance Services and the leader of PINC AI™. “Given the life and death nature of this condition, patients and their loved ones need credible information to help them determine where to go for the best possible care. This objective, data-driven study proves that SJMC excels across a range of core performance indicators, which directly leads to significantly higher survival rates associated with cardiac care, with fewer readmissions and complications.”

About the Study

The PINC AI™ 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ program focuses on short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of cardiology patients. It includes patients requiring medical management, as well as those who receive invasive or surgical procedures. Eligible hospitals are ranked for performance across four measurement grouping areas. 

Final rank is determined based on performance for all individual measures.   

St. Joseph’s Medical Center Ratings

  • Acute myocardial infarction (AMI): ★★★★★

  • Heart failure (HF): ★★★★★

  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): ★★★★

  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): ★★★★★

  • Total number of years on 50 Top list: 2

For information on SJMC’s Morrissey Family Heart and Vascular Institute, please visit

Publish date: 

Friday, March 17, 2023

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