LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center was recently named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award.
To be considered for the award, a hospital must:
• Provide a minimum number of cardiac and vascular services;
• Rank highly for heart disease and heart attack mortality and readmission rates; and
• Receive a Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems recommendation rating above the national average.
Only 419 hospitals, or 9 percent, out of more than 4,800 nationwide that reported any of the heart care clinical measurements met all three criteria, and, within that 9 percent, CMMC ranked in the top 4 percent.