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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
#6

Duke University Medical Center

74.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 16.4%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

8,334 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.1

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

East Jefferson General Hospital

21.3 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much worse than expected

0.1

Score: 1

Much worse than expected=1-​2

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

High

75

3,671 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

Low

5

Score: 1.2

Low=1.0-​1.2

Score: √

Edward Heart Hospital

45.9 / 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

Medium

50

2,863 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Average

50

Score: 1.5

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

El Camino Hospital

26.7 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Worse than expected

5

Score: 4

Worse than expected=3-​4

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Lowest

5

1,995 discharges

Lowest=0-​1,999

High

75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

42.4 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 6

As expected=5-​6

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Medium

50

3,226 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Average

50

Score: 1.4

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

Fairview Hospital

54.0 / 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

4,737 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

First Health Moore Regional Hospital

44.3 / 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

Highest

100

5,631 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

#32

Florida Hospital

60.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.9%

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

18,026 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.1

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin

49.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.5%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Medium

50

3,436 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

Gaston Memorial Hospital

40.7 / 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

4,153 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

Low

5

Score: 1.1

Low=1.0-​1.2

Score: √

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