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St. Cloud Hospital Tops In Heart Surgery

St. Cloud Hospital Tops In Heart Surgery Click to Enlarge Photo: Matt Demczyk (KNSI)

Apr 19, 2017 at 4:38 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSi) - St. Cloud Hospital is being recognized for its expertise in open heart surgery.

It's the only hospital in Minnesota and one of 17 nationwide to earn top ratings from Consumer Reports in the areas of heart bypass and aortic valve replacement.

Consumer Reports compiled the quality data for heart surgery from nearly 500 hospitals.

The full news release from CentraCare Health is below.

 

Consumer Reports released data on the top hospitals for heart surgery in the United States. The ratings reflect how well hospitals performed on open heart surgery, including heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. CentraCare Health - St. Cloud Hospital earned “better than expected” ratings, the highest given, in both areas and is amongst an elite group, being the only hospital in Minnesota and one of only 17 hospitals nationwide to earn top scores in both categories.

Consumer Reports compiled the quality data for heart surgery from nearly 500 hospitals in partnership with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), considered to be the most authoritative source on cardiac surgery. STS collects data directly from hospitals on several key measures, including survival and complication rates.

“Our success is driven by our expert physicians. They work collaboratively and carefully with other team members and patients to ensure the right procedure is performed at the right time,” said Phil Martin, director of the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center at St. Cloud Hospital. “We put patients first in all we do.”

CentraCare Health - St. Cloud has earned a top rating each of the five times Consumer Reports has reviewed heart surgery since 2010. Because of this consistent performance, Consumer Reports has referred to the program in St. Cloud as an “all-star heart surgery group."

Consumer Reports’ special Heart Healthy Report appears in its May issue and online at CR.org.

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