Top 5 Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

In Hospitals & Clinics
December 29, 2016

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Thanks to U.S. News and World Report the results for 2016-2017’s best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery are in! While these findings only focus on nonfederal hospitals in the United States, the findings are incredibly helpful for patients, cardiologists, and all who work within a cardiac care team, alike.

Before we dive into the top 5 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery care, let’s find out how and why U.S. News and World Report ranks hospitals. For 2016-2017’s rankings, an initial pool of 4,667 hospitals were evaluated for 12 data-driven specialties — cardiology and heart surgery being one of them. An additional four specialities were ranked entirely on specialty physician surveys and reputation.

Across all 16 specialties, however, only 154 U.S. hospitals performed well enough to be nationally ranked in one or more specialties. Along with an eligible hospital’s reputation, patient survival rates and safety, and other care-related indicators, each specialty hospital had to meet a threshold number of patients treated (and discharged during 2012-2014) for their severe condition or complex procedure.

Cardiology and heart surgery specialty hospitals, for example, needed to have treated at least 1,333 patients, 500 of whom had to be surgical procedures.

With the 12 data-driven specialties, each hospital was given a score from 0 to 100, and the hospitals with the 50 highest scores were ranked on the following and with the following weight percentage: reputation with specialists (27.5%), survival (37.5%), patient safety (5%), other care-related indicators (30%).

Learn more about how speciality hospitals are ranked. With that in mind, let’s find out which hospitals took home the awards for best cardiology and heart surgery hospitals:

1. Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic - Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio) is a general medical, surgical facility, and teaching hospital with 1,278 beds and approximately 258 doctors work in the specialty of cardiology.

They are nationally ranked for 14 adult specialties and 9 children’s specialties, hold the #1 position for best hospital in Ohio and the Cleveland metro area, and are rated High Performing in 9 adult procedures/conditions.

Cardiology and Heart Surgery Score: 100/100

2. Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic - Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) is a general medical and surgical hospital with 1,243 beds and approximately 332 doctors in the cardiac/heart surgery specialty. They are nationally ranked for 15 adult and 8 children’s specialties, hold the #1 position for best regional hospital in Minnesota, and are rated High Performing in 9 adult procedures/conditions.

Cardiology and Heart Surgery Score: 96.7/100

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3. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell - Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York, NY) is general medical, surgical, and teaching hospital with 2,328 beds and approximately 258 physicians working in cardiology and heart surgery.

They are nationally ranked for 15 adult specialties and 10 children’s specialties, hold the #1 positions for best regional hospital in New York and the New York metro area, and they are rated High Performing in 8 adult procedures/conditions.

Cardiology and Heart Surgery Score: 83.2/100

4. Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital - Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) is general medical, surgical, and teaching hospital with 999 beds and approximately 235 physicians working in cardiology and heart surgery.

They are nationally ranked for 16 adult specialties and 5 children’s specialties, hold the #1 positions for best regional hospital in Massachusetts and the Boston metro area, and they are rated High Performing in 9 adult procedures/conditions.

Cardiology and Heart Surgery Score: 78.2/100

5. Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital - Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

Duke University Hospital (Durham, NC) is a general medical, surgical, and teaching hospital with 919 beds and approximately 239 physicians working in cardiology and heart surgery.

They are nationally ranked for 13 adult specialties and 10 children’s specialties, hold the #1 position for best regional hospital in North Carolina and the Raleigh-Durham metro area, and they are rated High Performing in 9 adult procedures/conditions.

Cardiology and Heart Surgery Score: 75.7/100

To find more information on these hospitals and to view the full list of best 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, visit U.S. News and World Report.

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