U.S. News Best Hospitals

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

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

46.6 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

4,955 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.7

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: x

#3

New York-​Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

78.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.9%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

16,656 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: x

#12

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

68.6 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.7%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

4,981 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.7

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

#15

NYU Langone Medical Center

66.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.4%

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

Highest

100

5,093 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.0

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Oregon Health and Science University

53.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.9%

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

Low

5

2,498 discharges

Low=2,000-​2,499

Highest

100

Score: 2.1

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Pennsylvania Hospital

47.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Low

5

2,493 discharges

Low=2,000-​2,499

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: x

Piedmont Hospital

49.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

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

Highest

100

7,271 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.5

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: x

#28

Rush University Medical Center

60.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.9%

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

Medium

50

3,090 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Highest

100

Score: 2.0

Highest=2.0 or above

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: √

#8

St. Francis Hospital

72.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.0%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

11,581 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

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