CRH named among top 50 cardiovascular hospitals nationwide

Columbus Regional Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s 50 top cardiovascular hospitals by IBM Watson Health, a division of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of technologies designed to advance health.

Columbus Regional Health is one of only two Indiana health systems on the list.

The award is based on a broad study of 989 U.S. hospitals’ clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data and means that the CRH Heart and Vascular Center has demonstrated better clinical care and has delivered that care more efficiently than most other cardiovascular programs.

“It is wonderful to receive this external recognition for the excellent work our Heart and Vascular team of physicians, nurses, technicians and other health care professionals perform each and every day,” said Columbus Regional Health President and CEO Jim Bickel.

Columbus Regional Health is a system serving a 10-county region in southeastern Indiana. CRH has more than a 100-year history as a local, independent health care provider with more than 2,400 employees, 225 physicians on its medical staff and 250 volunteers.

Columbus Regional Hospital, the system’s flagship facility, is a 225-bed not-for-profit, providing emergency and surgical services and comprehensive care in numerous specialty areas.