Sutter Medical Center | 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs 2016

Sutter Medical Center (Sacramento, Calif.)
Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, with its main location at Sutter Medical Center, is a full-service cardiovascular center that hosted the first successful open-heart surgery, first heart transplant, first pediatric open-heart surgery and first endoscopic vein harvesting procedure in the Greater Sacramento area. The institute opened in 1957 and includes an extensive cardiovascular research program that has been involved in more than 100 trials since 1994. It offers informative classes, support groups, special events and exercise programs to encourage patients to take control of their own care and recovery process. Sutter Medical Center earned a spot on Truven Health Analytics' 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2016. The 512-bed hospital is a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care and received a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report ranked Sutter Medical as the No. 2 hospital overall in Sacramento and designated the medical center as high-performing for heart failure, bypass and aortic valve surgery in its common care ratings.

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