St. Joseph’s Health is one of America’s 50 best hospitals for cardiac surgery and one of America’s 100 best for spine surgery and coronary intervention, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 best hospitals for cardiac surgery and America’s 100 best for spine surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 50 best hospitals for cardiac surgery award have, on average, a 52.8% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.
“Consumers can feel confident in the America’s 50 best hospitals for cardiac surgery for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes. The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said physician Brad Bowman, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades.
“As the number one hospital for heart care in the region, we are extremely proud to be named a best hospital for cardiac surgery for the fourth year in a row,” said Leslie Paul Luke, president and CEO at St. Joseph’s Health. “On top of that, to be awarded a Top 100 designation in spine surgery and coronary intervention is a testament to our amazing colleagues here at St. Joseph’s Health. It is truly impressive that, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our incredible surgical teams have once again delivered outstanding patient outcomes.”