View Additional Content In This Section

Published on January 01, 2020

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center named among
the top 5% of the nation’s best heart hospitals

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center has been named one of IBM Watson Health’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation — that’s out of 989 U.S. hospitals with cardiovascular services.

“To be recognized nationally as one of the top providers of heart care is a validation of Asante’s commitment to providing the best care for the people in our community,” said Mick Zdeblick, CEO of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. “While this award is a testament to the quality of care we provide, for us, it’s a reflection of why we strive to meet high quality standards — it’s for our patients.”

Based on comparisons between the Watson Health study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals, the winners delivered better patient outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost.

“The recognition of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center as a national model for cardiac care reflects a 40-year shared commitment between physicians and Asante to excellence, innovation and cost-effective care,” said cardiologist Mark Moran, MD, with Southern Oregon Cardiology.

The study concludes that if all Medicare inpatients across the country received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 11,000 additional lives could be saved;
  • More than 2,800 additional heart patients could be complication-free; and
  • More than $1.5 billion could be saved.

“Whether the person comes in as an emergency with a heart attack or a pre-scheduled visit for a stent or surgery, our cardiovascular teams bring an award-winning level of care to our heart patients,” said Scott Wilber, MD, vice president of Medical Affairs at Asante Rogue Regional. “This award is further proof the Southern Oregon and Northern California communities don’t need to leave home to receive outstanding care.”

Since 1973, physicians at Asante Rogue Regional have performed more than 20,500 open-heart surgeries and over 18,500 coronary interventions (i.e., stents and balloon angioplasties), and have implanted nearly 12,000 pacemakers and defibrillators.

The IBM Watson Health study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance, including clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. Organizations do not apply nor pay for this honor or pay to promote their award.

Media Contact

Lauren Van Sickle

Media Code of Conduct,(OAHHS)

Contact Us

High-quality health care for everyone

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.