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March 5 • 2009

Providence Ranked Among
Top Heart-Care Hospitals
Oakland County-based Providence
Hospital is again ranked as one of
the top 100 hospitals in the United
States for heart care, according to an
independent national study. It was one
of only 30 teaching hospitals with car-
diovascular residency programs listed
and the only hospital in southeast
Michigan to receive this recognition
eight years in a row.
Providence is recognized by the
Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals:
Cardiovascular Hospitals Benchmarks
for Success study, which identifies
those hospitals that have achieved
excellence in care, efficiency of opera-
tions and sustainability of cardiovas-
cular performance.
The study, in its 10th year, exam-
ined the performance of 970 hospitals
by analyzing clinical outcomes for
patients diagnosed with heart failure
and heart attacks and for those who
received coronary bypass surgery and
angioplasties. It found that top ranked
facilities consistently outperform their
peers, especially in terms of mortality
and complication rates.
While the average mortality rate
for cardiovascular patients is very low
(3.4 percent), the mortality rate for
bypass surgery was 26 percent lower
in the 100 Top Hospitals cardiovas-
cular winners. The award-winning
hospitals demonstrated higher per-
formance on the evidence-based core
measures published by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services and
cost $1,542 less per case, on average.
"This achievement shows that
we are succeeding in providing the
highest quality and most compas-
sionate care to our patients:' said
Shukri David, chief of cardiology at
Thomson Reuters, based in Ann
Arbor, provides strategic information
to the healthcare industry. For infor-
mation about the results of this study,
visit www.100tophospitals.com .
Providence Hospital is part of St.
John Health Heart Care Network.

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The Comprehensive Elder Care
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older adults who want to live indepen-
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those who have long-term illnesses or
special needs.
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chronic disease management, devel-
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Feinberg Consulting Offers
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Farmington Hills-based
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Thanksgiving In March
At Shir Tikvah In Troy
Share gratitude at a Thanksgiving meal
with all the trimmings — turkey, stuff-
ing, cranberry sauce — with plenty of
vegetarian alternatives 6 p.m. Friday,
March 20, at Congregation Shir Tikvah,
3900 Northfield Parkway, Troy.
The cost is $10 for adults and $6
for kids. Payment is due by March 12.
(248) 649-4418.

Detroiters Do Battle
On California Links
Two Detroiters, Larry Sherman and
Jerry Halperin, represented their
hometown well on Sunday as they
played against each other in the golf
finals of their flight in the club cham-
pionships at Tamarisk Country Club
in Rancho Mirage, Calif., near Palm
It was a grueling day for both, but
Sherman prevailed on the 19th hole.
There are only six Detroiters who
are members at Tamarisk. Another
Detroiter, Dick Hamburger, played in
the seniors championship flight.

Gan Shalom Programs
Immerse Kids In Hebrew
Gan Shalom at Congregation Beth
Shalom offers a Hebrew-English bilin-
gual program for children who will be
attending kindergarten or first grade
in fall, 2010, in addition to toddler
programs beginning at age 2.
"Children have a great time learning
and growing socially and emotionally,"
says Director Susan Gartenberg.
Gan Shalom offers a full day and
a flexible part-time program. There
is extended care from 7:30-6 p.m.
All are invited to open house 10-11
a.m. Wednesday, March 25. RSVP:
Gartenberg, (248) 547-7970, ext. 234,
or sgartenberg@congbethshalom.org.

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