Quality and outcomes
With advanced procedures and leading-edge technology, we’ve put all our heart into building a nationally recognized heart program. That’s why Healthgrades ranked us as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ and among the top 10 percent in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2018™.
And others agree. Third-party organizations like the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Heart Association continually recognize Southside Heart & Lung programs for excellence.
We are the first hospital on Long Island to receive the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Award for high-quality care delivered to people with severe heart attacks. This distinction honors the work that our healthcare providers do to ensure patients having a heart attack get lifesaving care—as quickly as possible.
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery can put their minds at ease knowing our program is reviewed each year by STS, an organization that developed a comprehensive quality rating system for cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country. In the current analysis of national data, Southside was also among the top 10 percent nationally to receive the highest ranking of an overall “Three Star” quality rating for coronary artery bypass graft surgery and aortic valve surgery and an also impressive “Two Star” rating for patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement and isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and those having coronary artery bypass graft surgery and mitral valve repair/replacement.
For our patients, quality care doesn’t end after surgery. We are one of the top four hospitals in New York noted by the New York State Department of Health for decreased readmission rates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. We attribute this in part to our Follow Your Heart program, the first of its kind on Long Island, which offers home visits to patients after heart surgery—because your health is our top priority, even after you leave the hospital.
Leaders in cardiac surgery
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