Heart Surgery Program Receives Top Quality Rating

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February 26, 2014

The Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital has been awarded a three-star national quality rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the period covering July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

Approximately 13.4% of the 1,070 participating hospitals across the country received a “three-star” rating – the highest award under the STS quality rating system for heart bypass surgery, also called coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).

“The STS rating is national validation that our doctors and program rank among the very best in the country,” said Jason Jankowiak, VP of Catholic Health Cardiovascular Services. “This achievement reflects our dedication to exceeding national standards for quality and safety for our patients.”

Since voluntarily joining the STS program in 2008, the Heart Center has been awarded a top three-star rating in 7 out of 10 reporting cycles. 

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This article appeared in the Winter 2013 edition of Mercy Connection, the official newsletter of Mercy Hospital.

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