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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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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
#39

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

58.7 / 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

11,556 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

55.2 / 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

4,868 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.1

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Baptist Health Lexington

Lexington, KY

44.6 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

High

75

3,718 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

Average

50

Score: 1.3

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

Baptist Health Louisville

46.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

5,318 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.3

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

Baptist Hospital of Miami

51.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.8%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

As expected

50

Score: 6

As expected=5-​6

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

6,088 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.1

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Baptist Medical Center

45.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

High

75

4,482 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma

42.5 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 5

As expected=5-​6

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

4,562 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Low

5

Score: 1.2

Low=1.0-​1.2

Score: √

#17

Barnes-​Jewish Hospital/​Washington University

65.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.8%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

9,441 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Baylor University Medical Center

51.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

High

75

4,493 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

High

75

Score: 1.7

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

Baystate Medical Center

52.9 / 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

7,423 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.4

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

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