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Published on February 08, 2018

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Named Top in the Nation and Oregon for Heart Treatment

The hospital received top honors for medical excellence and patient safety

Heart Attack Treatment - #1 Hospital in StateInterventional Coronary Care - #1 Hospital in Nation

CareChex® -- an information service of Quantros, Inc., has named Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center the No. 1 hospital in the country for medical excellence in interventional coronary care. For heart attack treatment, Asante Rogue Regional ranked No. 1 in Oregon for medical excellence and patient safety. Asante Rogue Regional received its high national rankings out of more than 3,000 hospitals in the country, and statewide out of 62 hospitals.

“Achieving No. 1 status for interventional coronary care and heart attack treatment takes a team of dedicated professionals,” said Scott Kelly, Asante’s chief operating officer. “Every member of Asante’s heart and vascular teams is relentlessly focused on quality — from the first responders in the field, to our emergency department and cath lab providers, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, nurses in the Coronary Care Unit and in the Heart Center, and respiratory and cardiac rehab therapists. I am extremely proud of the clinical teams who provide such exceptional care to our patients every day.”

Ratings data for interventional coronary care include minimally-invasive and non-surgical treatments such as catheter-based procedures to open blocked coronary arteries; place stents to restore blood flow to the heart; and repair or replace heart valves. Data for heart attack treatment refers to medical care for acute myocardial infarctions which occur when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.

“With so many outstanding heart programs across the country, it’s truly an honor to have our Medford cardiac care recognized as the best in the nation,” said Mick Zdeblick, CEO at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. “But more important are the positive outcomes for our patients. The CareChex rankings reflect and attest to Asante’s commitment to providing the highest quality patient care.”

Using clinical data from virtually all general, acute, non-federal U.S. hospitals and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CareChex provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality including:

  • Process of care: Measures processes that should be followed during heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, outpatient procedures, surgical care and preventive care
  • Outcomes of care: Measures mortality and complication rates, inpatient quality indicators and patient safety indicators
  • Patient satisfaction: Measures overall hospital ratings, doctor and nurse communication, hospital environment and staff responsiveness

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center offers a wide array of heart and vascular services, including cardiothoracic surgery; transcatheter aortic valve replacement; interventional cardiology; open heart surgery; and cardiac rehabilitation.

About Asante

Asante is a local, community-owned and governed not-for-profit organization with more than 5,700 employees who provide comprehensive medical care to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital, Asante Physician Partners, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.

About CareChex

CareChex® is an information service of Quantros, Inc. CareChex provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of the quality of inpatient medical care incorporating five separate outcomes of care measures. For access to provider quality ratings, visit

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As the largest health care provider in nine counties, Asante provides comprehensive medical care to more than 600,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners and additional health care partnerships throughout the region.