St. Joe’s among best for cardiac care and vascular surgery

St. Joseph’s Health Hospital is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care and Vascular Surgery according to new research released by Healthgrades in November, and the only hospital in New York state to be recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery in 2021.

Healthgrades is the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems by evaluating hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Hospitals that achieve America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Care have demonstrated exceptional quality of care.

• From 2017-2019, patients treated at these hospitals have an average of 48.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

• Similarly, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award have, on average a 2.2 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and are becoming more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said physician Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades.

“St. Joseph’s Health has always been at the forefront of safety protocols and technology throughout our 150-year history — and this past year has been a perfect demonstration of that commitment with our innovations in air quality, decontamination and more,” said Leslie Paul Luke, president and CEO at St. Joseph’s Health. “We are always proud to receive this recognition from Healthgrades in so many areas of our clinical service every year and I am constantly humbled by the hard work of all our colleagues every day to ensure this level of quality.”

Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.