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Englewood Hospital Among Top Three Hospitals Nationwide for Heart Attack Patient Survival Rate

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Sept 10, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medicare data shows heart attack patients treated at Englewood Hospital have better survival rate than those treated at any other New Jersey hospital.

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center was among the top three hospitals in the U.S. for the lowest heart attack mortality rate, according to new government data. According to newly released statistics from the Center for Medicare Services (CMS), heart attack patients with Medicare coverage who received treatment at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center had a better chance of surviving over a 30-day period than those treated at any other hospital in New Jersey. According to the data, Englewood Hospital's 30-day mortality rate for heart attack patients was 12.4 percent--significantly better than the national average of 16.1 percent cited by the Medicare study.

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