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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

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 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: √

Bay Regional Medical Center

28.8 / 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

4,846 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Low

5

Score: 1.2

Low=1.0-​1.2

Score: x

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: √

Bethesda Memorial Hospital

24.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much worse than expected

0.1

Score: 2

Much worse than expected=1-​2

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Medium

50

2,892 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Low

5

Score: 1.0

Low=1.0-​1.2

Score: x

Bethesda North Hospital

52.0 / 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

4,538 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

Billings Clinic

40.9 / 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

Low

5

2,359 discharges

Low=2,000-​2,499

Lowest

5

Score: 0.6

Lowest=below 1.0

Score: √

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

37.5 / 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

High

75

4,425 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

Lowest

5

Score: 0.9

Lowest=below 1.0

Score: x

Broward General Medical Center

Fort Lauderdale, FL

43.6 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 9

Much better than expected=9-​10

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Medium

50

2,551 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Average

50

Score: 1.5

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: x

Cadence Health Central DuPage Hospital

47.9 / 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

2,754 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

High

75

Score: 1.7

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

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