A graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Lamont Tyler serves as medical director at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. Dr. Lamont Tyler has dedicated over three decades to the practice of osteopathic and family medicine and draws on this experience to treat patients in the hospital’s urgent and acute care practices.
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center recently received recognition as one of the top 50 locations for cardiovascular care in the United States, appearing on Truven Health Analytics’ list of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. This marked the 17th edition of Truven’s annual ranking, which is the result of an extensive study assessing hospitals’ performance in several key areas. These include rates of patient mortality, readmission, and surgical complications, as well as average surgery cost and length of stay.
To demonstrate the level of excellence embodied by its top-ranking hospitals, Truven outlined how the health care sector would differ if all cardiovascular providers matched the quality of its top-50 cardiovascular centers. According to its estimates, this would result in 3,500 more complication-free surgeries and 8,000 more saved lives. Additionally, hospitals would achieve over $1.3 billion in savings.
Speaking on behalf of OSF St. Joseph, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. G. Bradley Smith commended the combined efforts of the hospital’s surgeons, cardiologists, hospitalists, and other staff members. He praised the department’s teamwork, stating, “This truly demonstrates the outstanding quality of care that can be achieved through an integrated team approach to each patient.”
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.