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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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Showing 21–30 of 720

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

Cape Cod Hospital

21.7 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Much worse than expected

0.1

Score: 1

Much worse than expected=1-​2

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Medium

50

3,401 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Lowest

5

Score: 0.9

Lowest=below 1.0

Score: x

Carolina East Medical Center

31.1 / 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

3,452 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: x

#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: √

Centennial Medical Center

36.8 / 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

4,135 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: x

Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-​Memorial

Corpus Christi, TX

36.4 / 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

5,553 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Low

5

Score: 1.0

Low=1.0-​1.2

Score: x

Christus St. Patrick Hospital

21.9 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Worse than expected

5

Score: 3

Worse than expected=3-​4

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Lowest

5

1,998 discharges

Lowest=0-​1,999

Average

50

Score: 1.3

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: x

Corpus Christi Medical Center

23.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Worse than expected

5

Score: 4

Worse than expected=3-​4

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Medium

50

3,030 discharges

Medium=2,500-​3,499

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: x

Covenant Medical Center Harrison

39.8 / 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

5,336 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.5

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: x

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

29.4 / 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

Low

5

2,048 discharges

Low=2,000-​2,499

Low

5

Score: 1.1

Low=1.0-​1.2

Score: x

Decatur Memorial Hospital

15.4 / 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

Low

5

2,195 discharges

Low=2,000-​2,499

Lowest

5

Score: 0.7

Lowest=below 1.0

Score: x

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