Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Named Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital for the 10th Time

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has again been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. This is the tenth time that that the hospital has achieved this impressive recognition. 

Daniel Sporn, MD, Guthrie Chief of Cardiology said: “We are very proud to again be recognized as a national leader in cardiovascular care. Our team of professionals and specialists deliver first class care to our patients, and it is their dedication and commitment to excellence that has helped us receive this honor.”

The study, now in its 17th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. As is the case with the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study, the rigorous processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverage industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies developed and maintained by Truven Health scientists over many years. The 100 Top Hospitals study is widely regarded as the leading program for evaluating leadership impact in a hospital, as well as for evaluating quality indicators and efficiencies.

“This is an outstanding honor that reflects the skill of our staff as they work closely together to continuously improve the quality of cardiac care Guthrie provides,” states Marie Droege, President of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. She adds, “We are very pleased to have received this recognition by Truven Health Analytics and are excited to share this phenomenal news with the communities we serve.”

Excellence in cardiac care has a long history at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Its tradition of offering state-of-the-art cardiac care spans more than five decades. One of the first cardiac programs offered in the Twin Tier region, Guthrie provides patients with evidenced-based, best practices in invasive, non-invasive and therapeutic approaches to managing cardiac disease. Guthrie has 13 cardiologists, three cardiothoracic surgeons and three vascular surgeons, and is the leading cardiac center for the region. The team saw over 26,000 patient visits in the 2015 fiscal year.