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Hartford Hospital receives elite ranking as best in the nation for complex heart care

November 13, 2023

Hartford Hospital has achieved a perfect score from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons’ most recent Adult Cardiac Surgery Database ― the gold standard and the world’s premier clinical outcomes registry for adult cardiac surgery. Hartford Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the US to achieve a perfect score.

Twice a year, the STS ranks more than a thousand cardiac surgery centers in the United States and assigns a one to three star rating for patient outcomes in cardiac surgery. The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded measures of quality in health care.

Hartford Hospital earned a distinguished three-star rating from STS for its patient care and outcomes in all five of the following areas:

  • Aortic valve replacement (AVR)
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Mitral valve replace/repair (MVRR)
  • Combined MVRR and CABG
  • Combined AVR and CABG

“This designation from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons reaffirms that Hartford Hospital is a nationally renowned, top-rated destination in cardiac surgery, said Sabet Hashim, MD, chairman of cardiac surgery and co-physician-in-chief with the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute. “It highlights our incredible team’s outstanding performance to provide excellence and an exceptional level of care when it comes to some of the most complex heart procedures.”

“Hartford Hospital is committed to setting the highest expectations in quality, safety, and experience,” said Bimal Patel, president of Hartford Hospital and senior vice president of Hartford HealthCare. “This achievement illustrates the truly outstanding level of skill, expertise, and dedication we foster here. We can say with certainty that Hartford Hospital delivers world-class care. I am incredibly proud of our colleagues for their commitment to ensuring the best in complex cardiac surgery.”

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is a not-for-profit organization that represents more than 7,300 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The Society’s mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.