100 hospitals with great heart programs | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following organizations to the 2016 edition of its list, "100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs."

The hospitals on this list lead the nation in cardiovascular healthcare. Many have pioneered groundbreaking procedures and are still pioneering breakthroughs today. All have received recognitions for top-of-the-line patient care.

To develop this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team examined several reputable ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for cardiology and heart surgery, Truven Health Analytics' cardiovascular hospital rankings, CareChex rankings for cardiac care, Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care, star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Healthgrades cardiology awards and Magnet designation. Hospitals included in this list have received marks of distinction from these organizations.

Note: Hospitals cannot pay for inclusion on this list. This list is not a ranking. Organizations are presented in alphabetical order. 


Alexian Brothers Medical Center (Elk Grove Village, Ill.). Alexian Brothers Heart & Vascular Institute offers a range of cardiac care services, including a program devoted to women's heart health. [READ MORE]  

AnMed Health (Anderson, S.C.). AnMed Health has provided care to residents of eight counties in upstate South Carolina and northeast Georgia for more than 100 years. [READ MORE]

Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital. Aspirus Heart & Vascular offers a range of heart care services, including pediatric cardiac care through a partnership with University of Wisconsin's American Family Children's Hospital in Madison. [READ MORE] 

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is home to the seventh largest robotic heart center in the world, and its heart transplant program has a one-month survival rate of 100 percent. [READ MORE]

Banner Heart Hospital (Mesa, Ariz.). This specialty heart hospital, located adjacent to Banner Baywood Medical Center, opened in November 2000. [READ MORE] 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University (St. Louis). More than 2,000 patients are seen each month at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Heart & Vascular Center. [READ MORE]

Baystate Medical Center (Springfield, Mass.). Baystate Medical Center's Davis Family Heart & Vascular Center offers a full range of treatment options and features six surgical/endovascular suites to accommodate complex heart surgery procedures. [READ MORE]

Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.). Beaumont Hospital's cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons perform nearly 500,000 procedures and tests annually, with mortality rates well below national averages. [READ MORE]

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). Created in 2007, the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center was recognized as a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health Analytics in 2016. [READ MORE]

Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati). TriHealth Heart Institute hospitals, including Bethesda North Hospital, perform more than 650 heart surgeries annually. [READ MORE]

Billings (Mont.) Clinic. In 1972, Billings Clinic cardiothoracic surgeons performed the first open-heart surgery in Montana. [READ MORE] 

Boston Children's Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked Boston Children's Hospital as the No. 1 pediatric hospital in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). The heart and vascular care team at Brigham and Women's includes 200 physicians and specialists who provide care at The Carl J. And Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. [READ MORE]

Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.). For more than 50 years, the team at Carolinas HealthCare System's Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute has delivered care throughout the Carolinas, including at the system's flagship hospital Carolinas Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Catholic Medical Center (Manchester, N.H.). The New England Heart & Vascular Institute at Catholic Medical Center includes 21 cardiologists who are board certified in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and non-invasive cardiology. [READ MORE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute unites 16 centers and programs to treat a full spectrum of heart conditions. [READ MORE]

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta provides inpatient services at the Children's Sibley Heart Center and at Sibley Heart Center Cardiology locations across Georgia. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. More than 125 clinicians, including pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, critical care intensivists, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants, provide care at CHOP's Cardiac Center. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). The Herma Heart Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the largest pediatric cardiac center in the state. [READ MORE]

Cleveland Clinic. The Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic treats more patients for heart and vascular conditions each year than any other hospital in the country. In 2015, the institute had nearly 543,000 patient visits. [READ MORE]

Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Fla.). Delray Medical Center has provided care to South Palm Beach County, Fla., for more than 30 years. [READ MORE]

Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital. Founded in 1923, Doylestown Hospital is home to the Richard A. Reif Heart Institute, which offers 10 specialized programs and services including a chest pain center, valve clinic and cardiac surgery. [READ MORE]

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Duke University Hospital is recognized by HHS as one of the nation's largest heart transplant programs. [READ MORE]

Edward Hospital (Naperville, Ill.). The cardiac care team at Edward Hospital provides comprehensive heart care, including treatment for coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, rhythm disorders, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease. [READ MORE]

Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, Calif.). The heart care team at Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center provides a full range of advanced cardiac care services. [READ MORE]

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Emory University Hospital is one of the nation's leading hospitals for cardiac care. U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory University Hospital as No. 16 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Good Samaritan Hospital (Cincinnati). Part of Cincinnati-based TriHealth, Good Samaritan Hospital provides a range of services to patients in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. [READ MORE]

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. The cardiac care team at the Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC diagnose and treat a wide range of heart and vascular conditions. [READ MORE]

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (Clinton Township, Mich.). Henry Ford Macomb Hospital offers comprehensive acute and tertiary care and houses a Heart & Vascular Institute. [READ MORE]

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.). The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute offers services at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. [READ MORE] 

Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia). Cardiology patients at the Penn Presbyterian campus benefit from the research performed at the Penn Cardiovascular Institute where physicians and researchers develop new clinical devices and treatments for cardiovascular issues. [READ MORE]

Houston Methodist Hospital. The cardiac care team at Houston Methodist Hospital provides patients with comprehensive cardiac care at the DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. [READ MORE]

Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital. Huntsville Hospital has offered cardiac care for more than 30 years. [READ MORE]

Indiana University Health Academic Health Center (Indianapolis). IU Health is home to a full-service transplant center, and the IU Health Transplant team has performed heart transplant surgeries since 1982. [READ MORE]

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital No. 9 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center has the largest cardiac surgery program in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the largest in California. [READ MORE]

Lankenau Medical Center (Wynnewood, Pa.). The cardiac care team at the Lankenau Heart Institute treats patients with heart disease at all Bryn Mawr, Pa.- based Main Line Health hospitals, including Magnet-designated Lankenau Medical Center. [READ MORE] 

Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.). Lehigh Heart and Vascular Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, Pa., offers services to treat a wide array of heart conditions, including heart failure and valve problems. [READ MORE]

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). Loyola's Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine offers a myriad of services, such as pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. [READ MORE] 

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). The Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center offers a wide array of programs, including the Elizabeth Anne and Karen Barlow Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, which offers cardiac care designed specifically for women. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic as No. 2 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston). The Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute opened in Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in 2008. [READ MORE] 

Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, Minn.). The cardiac care team at the Heart & Vascular Center at Mercy Hospital uses the latest technology to provide early detection, rapid treatment and rehabilitation of heart disease. [READ MORE]  

Mercy Anderson Hospital (Cincinnati). Since 1984, Anderson Hospital has offered advanced medical care through a variety of programs. [READ MORE]  

Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbot Northwestern Hospital offers comprehensive cardiac care, including specialized treatment for a full range of heart conditions. [READ MORE]

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute offers a wide array of services at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J., both part of Morristown-based Atlantic Health Services. [READ MORE]

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, N.C.). Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital houses the Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center, one of the most active cardiovascular care facilities in North Carolina. [READ MORE]  

Mount Auburn Hospital (Cambridge, Mass.). Founded in 1886, Mount Auburn Hospital is affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston and is home to the Saal Family Cardiovascular Center, which offers a wide range of heart services, including cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. [READ MORE]

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai Hospital offers comprehensive heart care, including treatments for heart attack, heart failure and heart rhythm disorder. [READ MORE]

Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, Mich.). The medical team at the Webber Heart Center at Munson Medical Center includes cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, internists and neurologists. [READ MORE]

Nebraska Medicine (Omaha). Nebraska Medicine was named the No. 1 hospital overall in the state by U.S. News & World Report for 2016 and listed as a high-performing hospital for heart failure and heart bypass surgery in its common care ratings. [READ MORE]

Nebraska Methodist Hospital (Omaha). Nebraska Methodist Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care and received a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 2015. [READ MORE]

NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital (New York City). The hospital treats patients through its three cardiac care centers — the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute, the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center or the William Acquavella Heart Valve Center. [READ MORE] 

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (Gainesville). Physicians at the center's Ronnie Green Heart Center consult about 30,000 patients and perform more than 5,000 cardiac procedures every year. [READ MORE] 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital launched in 2005 after a Valentine’s Day gift of $10 million from philanthropist Neil G. Bluhm. [READ MORE] 

NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). NYU Langone's heart center was renamed from The John Wyckoff Adult Cardiology Clinic to the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology in 2002 in recognition of a donation from a longtime friend of the center. [READ MORE] 

Ocala (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. Ocala Regional Medical Center offers a comprehensive cardiovascular program that delivers the continuum of care options from prevention and screenings through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. [READ MORE] 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at OSU Wexner Medical Center offers heart care programs for structural heart disease, heart rhythm disorders and heart failure, among others. [READ MORE] 

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital (Portland). Physicians at OHSU's Knight Cardiovascular Institute performed the first surgery with an artificial valve in 1960 and developed angioplasty in 1964. [READ MORE] 

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center (Bloomington, Ill.). OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Heart Center turned 25 this year and reports 90 percent of its coronary artery bypass surgery cases are done as beating heart surgery, so patients avoid the heart lung machine. [READ MORE]

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. The hospital takes a comprehensive approach to heart health, focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs, as well as cardiovascular research. [READ MORE] 

ProMedica Toledo (Ohio) Hospital. ProMedica Toledo Hospital contains a 24-7 emergency care and coronary intensive care unit that always has a cardiologist on staff. [READ MORE] 

Riverside Medical Center (Kankakee, Ill.). As of December 2012, surgeons at Riverside Medical Center have performed more than 2,600 open heart surgery procedures and more than 20,000 cardiac catheterizations. [READ MORE] 

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). The Rush Heart Center for Women is the first heart program in Chicago exclusively dedicated to treating females. [READ MORE]

Saint Thomas West Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.). Saint Thomas West Hospital's heart program includes more than 60 cardiac specialists at 35 regional sites. [READ MORE] 

Sanford USD Medical Center (Sioux Falls, S.D). Sanford USD Medical Center's Sanford Heart Hospital houses more than 750 heart specialists and staff members that offer highly compassionate and personal heart care. [READ MORE] 

Scripps Health (San Diego). Scripps Health unveiled the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in 2015. The institute is a large comprehensive center dedicated to cardiovascular medicine, research and training. [READ MORE]

Sentara Norfolk (Va.) General Hospital-Sentara Heart Hospital. The Sentara Heart Hospital offers comprehensive cardiology care with services ranging from advanced diagnostics and imaging to minimally invasive heart procedures, surgeries and transplants. [READ MORE] 

St. Agnes Medical Center (Fresno, Calif.). St. Agnes Medical Center provides a high level of heart and vascular care through its broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical interventions. [READ MORE]

St. Cloud Hospital (Saint Cloud, Minn.). The CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center at St. Cloud Hospital is the largest, most advanced heart center in Central Minnesota and sees more than 30,000 patients each year. [READ MORE] 

St. Elizabeth Edgewood (Ky.). St. Elizabeth Edgewood's Heart & Vascular Institute contains a dedicated team of cardiologist and physician specialists who provide heart care in every area ranging from wellness and prevention to complex heart procedures and surgeries. [READ MORE] 

St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, N.Y.). St. Francis Hospital, which specializes in heart surgery, cardiac catheterization and angioplasty, is the only specialty designated cardiac center in the state of New York. [READ MORE] 

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.). St. Joseph Mercy Hospital offers an intensive cardiac rehabilitation program, along with a wide range of diagnostic and surgical cardiac services. [READ MORE] 

St. Luke's Hospital (Kansas City, Mo.). St. Luke's Hospital is home to the St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute — the only facility in the region that offers a full range of cardiovascular services. [READ MORE]

St. Luke's University Hospital (Bethlehem, Pa.). St. Luke's University Hospital Bethlehem Campus is the main campus for St. Luke's University Health Network. [READ MORE]

St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana (Indianapolis). St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana represents the largest collective heart care system in the state with more than 180 cardiovascular physicians located throughout Indianapolis and central Indiana. [READ MORE] 

Stanford (Calif.) Health Care-Stanford Hospital. The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, consisting of 124 faculty members, serves as the cardiovascular research hub for Stanford University. [READ MORE] 

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. [READ MORE] 

Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. The hospital's 77,000-square-foot cardiovascular center contains eight cardiac-specific operating rooms and six cardiac catheterization labs. [READ MORE] 

Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Texas Children's Hospital offers pediatric services in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac imaging, among other areas. [READ MORE] 

Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Houston). Texas Heart Institute's staff of 180 has performed more than 118,800 open heart operations, 258,000 cardiac catheterizations and 1,270 heart transplants. [READ MORE] 

The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati). Christ Hospital, often known as "Cincinnati's Heart Hospital," has been named to Truven Health Analytics' 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals every year for more than a decade. [READ MORE] 

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Texas). The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano began working on a 150,000-squre-foot expansion in May to complete a 200-seat auditorium and double the number of private outpatient beds, with an expected completion date of May 2018. [READ MORE]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). Thomas Jefferson's heart institute was one of the first centers in the country that used stents to open arteries and drug-eluting stents to prevent re-obstruction. [READ MORE]

Tufts Medical Center (Boston). Tufts Medical Center includes surgeons who have been president of the Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Rhythm Society and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. [READ MORE] 

UC San Diego Medical Center-UC San Diego Health. UC San Diego Medical Center opened the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, a comprehensive heart hospital, in 2011. [READ MORE] 

UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). UCLA Medical Center, which houses one of the country's largest heart and lung transplant programs, earned a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. [READ MORE]

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). UCSF Medical Center includes three cardiology divisions at UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus/Mount Zion/Mission Bay, San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. [READ MORE] 

UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester, Mass.). UMass Memorial Medical Center provides comprehensive care for heart disease and offers appointments within 48 hours at multiple locations across the healthcare system. [READ MORE] 

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). The UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at UH Case Medical Center includes 11 centers of excellence in heart and vascular care. [READ MORE] 

University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. The cardiovascular care at the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham treats patients with heart failure, valve disease, vascular disease, congenital heart disease and pulmonary vascular disease, among other conditions. [READ MORE]

University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). UC Davis cardiologists became the first in Northern California to offer a new bioresorbable stent in July when a patient received the Absorb vascular scaffold. [READ MORE] 

University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). UC Health includes two programs for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: The Heart Valve Clinic at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland and The Heart Valve Clinic at University of Colorado Hospital in metro Denver. [READ MORE] 

University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). The William A. & Mary J. Reed Cardiovascular Surgery Center and Lynn H. Kindred, MD, Catheterization Labs at the University of Kansas Hospital provide advanced care for patients. [READ MORE] 

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor). The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers unveiled the $215 million University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in 2007, which was renamed the Frankel Cardiovascular Center in 2013 in honor of the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation. [READ MORE] 

University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). University of Washington Medical Center offers one of the only full cardiovascular training programs in the Northwest. [READ MORE]

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). The heart, vascular and thoracic care at UW Health in Madison has a special emphasis on angioplasty, peripheral vascular blockages and limb salvage, cardiac surgery and heart and lung transplant, in addition to other services. [READ MORE] 

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (Pittsburgh). The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute offers 13 different specialty centers for heart care, including the artificial heart program and center for aortic valve disease. [READ MORE] 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute became the first heart program in the state to implant the HeartWare ventricular assist system as a bridge to transplantation in 2013, only months after the system earned Food and Drug Administration approval. [READ MORE] 

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. The cardiac services at Yale-New Haven Hospital include heart failure, aortic aneurysms, cardiac rehabilitation and a women’s heart and vascular program in addition to other services. [READ MORE] 

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