After an analysis of national data from July 2012 through June 2013, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) reaffirmed Memorial Hospital’s 3-Star rating, the organizations highest. To put that in perspective, this score is earned by only about 15% of all eligible hospitals.
STS has established a comprehensive rating system that compares the quality of heart surgery among hospitals across the country by using a combination of 11 measures of quality. Medical professionals widely regard the rating as the gold standard by which to evaluate heart surgery programs.
“Lots of hard work goes into maintaining this valuable rating,” says Memorial President & CEO Jim O’Loughlin.” “I want to thank all the surgeons and their support staff for their dedication to our program.”