Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Rankings

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#34
Overall Score in This Specialty
60.6 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of doctors in this specialty responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 who named hospital as among best for very challenging patients.

Modest

25

Score: 2.0%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Survival

Likelihood of survival 30 days after admission, adjusted for severity and other risks.

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected: 9 or 10

Patient safety

Ability to prevent eight types of accidents and medical errors.

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing pressure ulcers (skin breakdown from prolonged bed rest, weight, dressings and other factors)

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical inpatient deaths from treatable complications

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

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

Moderate

50

Score: 3

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical hip fractures

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Success in preventing major postsurgical bleeding and bruising

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical respiratory failure

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing surgical incisions from reopening

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing harm to patients during surgery

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Patient volume

Number of high-risk Medicare inpatients in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in key specialty-related procedures and diagnoses.

Highest

100

7,755 discharges

Highest: 4,500 or above

Nursing intensity

Relative balance of nurses to patients across hospital. Higher numbers mean more nurses.

Highest

100

Score: 2.1

Highest: 2.0 or above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Advanced technologies

Such as specialized imaging technologies and transplant services.

Highest

100

Score: 6

Highest: 6 out of 6

Patient services

Such as programs for cardiac rehabilitation and hospice.

Highest

100

Score: 7

Highest: 7 out of 7

Trauma center

State-certified provider of advanced trauma care.

Intensivist on staff

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


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