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Top-Ranked Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Cardiology & Heart Surgery is made up of 720 hospitals. All are experienced in treating difficult cases — a hospital is listed only if at least 1,321 inpatients in need of a high level of expertise in this specialty were treated there in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The top 50 hospitals are ranked, based on score. The rest are listed alphabetically.

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Showing 41–50 of 720

Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Survival Success in keeping patients safe Cardiology & Heart Surgery patient volume Nurse staffing Nurse Magnet recognition
#41

Lehigh Valley Hospital

58.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.7%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

8,805 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

#42

UC San Diego Medical Center

57.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.5%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Low

5

2,199 discharges

Low=2,000-​2,499

Highest

100

Score: 2.0

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#43

Advocate Christ Medical Center

57.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.9%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

7,890 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.4

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#44

Emory University Hospital

57.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.8%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

5,591 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: x

#44

Morristown Medical Center

57.3 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

6,625 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.9

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#46

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

57.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.9%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

5,898 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

#47

Shands at the University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

57.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.8%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

5,153 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.7

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

#48

Medical Center of Central Georgia

56.8 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

8,364 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

#49

Tampa General Hospital

56.6 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

5,105 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.4

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#50

Lancaster General Hospital

56.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.9%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

7,915 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

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