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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
#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: √

Vidant Medical Center

40.3 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 6

As expected=5-​6

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited=1 out of 3

Highest

100

8,389 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: x

#48

Medical Center of Central Georgia

56.8 / 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

8,364 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.8

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: √

Mission Hospital

36.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

As expected

50

Score: 5

As expected=5-​6

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

8,348 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.0

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: x

#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: √

Henry Ford Hospital

50.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.7%

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

8,241 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: x

Christiana Care Hospital

47.8 / 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

Highest

100

8,201 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Highest

100

Score: 2.1

Highest=2.0 or above

Score: √

Rochester General Hospital

45.4 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

As expected

50

Score: 6

As expected=5-​6

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate=2 out of 3

Highest

100

8,098 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.3

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

Huntsville Hospital

37.2 / 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

8,088 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

High

75

Score: 1.9

High=1.7-​1.9

Score: x

#50

Lancaster General Hospital

56.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.9%

Modest=0.1%-​2.9%

Better than expected

75

Score: 7

Better than expected=7-​8

High

100

Score: 3

High=3 out of 3

Highest

100

7,915 discharges

Highest=4,500 or above

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average=1.3-​1.6

Score: √

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