Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Doylestown Hospital

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in 2014 Doylestown Hospital was found to have the highest 30-day survival rate after admission for heart attack in the state and sixth-highest in the nation. Doylestown is also an accredited Chest Pain Center and has ranked in the top six in the nation three years in a row (2011-13).
In September 2011, Doylestown became the first hospital in Bucks County to use advanced freezing technology to treat patients with irregular heartbeats. Its interventional cardiologists perform about 2,000 catheterizations and 700 PCI or stent/angioplasty procedures each year. The hospital doubled the size of its cancer institute in 2011, and in the same building, patients have access to a new radiation oncology center, operated by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The hospital is also one of the only health care facilities in the region that offers 3T MRI with Ambient Experience.

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Doylestown Hospital

595 West State St. Doylestown , PA 18901 (215) 345-2200 http://www.dh.org/
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Recognized for:
Cancer,  Cardiology,  Emergency Medicine,  Orthopedics
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in 2014 Doylestown Hospital was found to have the highest 30-day survival rate after admission for heart attack in the state and sixth-highest in the nation. Doylestown is also an accredited Chest Pain Center and has ranked in the top six in the nation three years in a row (2011-13). In September 2011, Doylestown became the first hospital in Bucks County to use advanced freezing technology to treat patients with irregular heartbeats. Its interventional cardiologists perform about 2,000 catheterizations and 700 PCI or stent/angioplasty procedures each year. The hospital doubled the size of its cancer institute in 2011, and in the same building, patients have access to a new radiation oncology center, operated by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The hospital is also one of the only health care facilities in the region that offers 3T MRI with Ambient Experience.
Vital statistics:

86% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

82% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 3rd in the region.

78% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 2nd in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 10.9. That's better than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 11.9. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks best in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 42nd in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

 

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