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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
#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: √

#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: √

#4

Johns Hopkins Hospital

76.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 23.2%

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

High

75

4,234 discharges

High=3,500-​4,499

Highest

100

Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#5

Brigham and Women's Hospital

76.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 19.3%

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

7,430 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.3

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#7

Massachusetts General Hospital

73.4 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 17.6%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

8,770 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.3

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#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: √

#3

New York-​Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

78.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.9%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

16,656 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.2

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: x

#10

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

69.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.9%

Strong=15.0%-​49.9%

Much better than expected

100

Score: 10

Much better than expected=9-​10

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

8,519 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

#11

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

68.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 13.6%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

6,237 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.6

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

#44

Emory University Hospital

57.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.8%

Significant=3.0%-​14.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 8

Better than expected=7-​8

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

5,591 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: x

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