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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

Mayo Clinic

51.9 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Medium

50

2,542 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Highest

100

Score: 3.6

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: x

Mercy Medical Center Redding

35.7 / 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

Low

5

2,363 discharges

Low=2,000-​2,499

Highest

100

Score: 3.4

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: x

Medical Center of the Rockies

43.8 / 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

Lowest

5

1,465 discharges

Lowest=0-​1,999

Highest

100

Score: 3.3

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#2

Mayo Clinic

95.8 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 53.8%

Very strong=50.0% and above

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

10,668 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 3.0

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#25

Yale-​New Haven Hospital

61.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.4%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

6,923 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 3.0

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#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: √

#17

UCLA Medical Center

65.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.4%

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

4,590 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.9

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

Atlantic City, NJ

51.0 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

High

75

4,460 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

Highest

100

Score: 2.7

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Doctors Medical Center

30.0 / 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

Medium

50

2,524 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Highest

100

Score: 2.7

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: x

Nebraska Medical Center

43.4 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 5

As expected=5-​6

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Medium

50

3,421 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Highest

100

Score: 2.7

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

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