Those with physician and nursing jobs Arizona were recently recognized for their excellence in patient care.
Physicians at Arizona Heart Institute were recently awarded the Aetna Aexcel-designation for its top performance in general surgery, cardiology, and vascular surgery. The Aexcel designation recognizes physicians in 12 specialties who have met certain clinical performance and efficiency standards.
In order to be considered for the designation, physicians must meet a certain minimum patient volume and pass clinical performance criteria. Physicians are evaluated based on five specific categories, including:
- Hospital readmission rates
- Health complication rates
- Cost for service
- Number and types of services performed
Arizona Heart Institute is part of Abrazo Health Care, the second-largest healthcare system in Arizona. Abrazo runs five acute care hospitals; one cardiovascular hospital; one free-standing dedicated cardiovascular outpatient facility; two health plans; school-based health centers; and Abrazo Medical Group.