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

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

42.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 6

As expected=5-​6

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

7,161 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

Carle Foundation Hospital

44.6 / 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

4,044 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

#9

Cedars-​Sinai Medical Center

71.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 7.3%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

7,095 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.4

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Centra Health

Lynchburg, VA

39.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 5

As expected=5-​6

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

5,788 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Lowest

5

Score: 0.7

Lowest=below 1.0

Score: √

Christ Hospital

53.5 / 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

5,711 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

Christiana Care Hospital

47.8 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 5

As expected=5-​6

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

8,201 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.1

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Christus Hospital-​St. Elizabeth

27.0 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much worse than expected

0.1

Score: 2

Much worse than expected=1-​2

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

High

75

3,567 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

Average

50

Score: 1.3

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

Christus St. Michael Hospital

26.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Worse than expected

5

Score: 3

Worse than expected=3-​4

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Medium

50

3,310 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Average

50

Score: 1.4

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

#1

Cleveland Clinic

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 64.3%

Very strong=50.0% and above

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

14,785 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.4

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Dartmouth-​Hitchcock Medical Center

42.8 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 6

As expected=5-​6

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

High

75

4,296 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

Highest

100

Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

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