Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Rankings

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#12
Overall Score in This Specialty
68.6 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of responding specialists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 who named hospital as among best for difficult cases.

Significant

50

Score: 3.7%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Survival

Higher numbers mean fewer deaths than expected 30 days after admission, after adjusting for severity and other risks.

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Success in keeping patients safe

Ability to prevent six types of accidents and medical errors.

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Success in preventing deaths from treatable complications following inpatient surgery

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Success in preventing collapsed lung during biopsy, catheter insertion and other procedures

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Success in preventing major bleeding and bruising after surgery

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Success in preventing respiratory failure after surgery

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Success in preventing incisions from reopening after surgery

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Success in preventing injury to patient during surgery

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Cardiology & Heart Surgery patient volume

Number of Medicare inpatients who had specified disorders or specified procedures in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Highest

100

4,981 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Nurse staffing

Indicates relative balance of nurses and patients hospitalwide; higher numbers mean more nurses.

High

75

Score: 1.7

High=1.7-​1.9

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center for high nursing standards.

Score: √

Advanced technologies

Such as cardiac intensive care unit and transplant services.

Highest

100

Score: 7

Highest=7 out of 7

Key patient services

Such as programs for cardiac rehabilitation and hospice.

Highest

100

Score: 7

Highest=7 out of 7

Trauma center

State-certified for advanced trauma care.

Score: √

Intensivist staffing

At least one intensive-care unit staffed by physician with subspecialty or fellowship training in care of ICU patients.

Score: √


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