Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for cardiac surgery and is ranked in the top 100 for coronary intervention, stroke care, according to new research released by Healthgrades.
Healthgrades is 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.*
Northwell Health’s NSUH has received:
• America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ for 6 years in a row (2017-2022)
• America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ for 11 years in a row (2012-2022)
• America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ for 4 years in a row (2019-2022)
• Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 4 years in a row (2019-2022)
• Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a row (2020-2022)
• Earlier this year, North Shore University Hospital received the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for a third consecutive year (2019-2021).
“This recognition is a testament to the investments and hard work put into complex cardiac and neurological care at North Shore University Hospital,” said Jon Sendach, NSUH executive director. “It takes world-class heart and brain surgeons to deliver best-in-class care, something we strive for with each patient.”
Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital provides specialized cardiac care, including highly-rated programs in structural heart disease, heart valve repair and replacement and coronary artery bypass graft. It performed Long Island’s first heart transplant in 2018.
The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac 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 52.8 percent 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, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention and Stroke Care for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.
Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).