December 30, 2022
Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute announces that Hartford Hospital received the highest composite quality rating in four procedure categories from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Hartford Hospital Receives Top 3 Star Ratings from STS for Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement (MVRR), Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), MVRR + CABG Combination and Aortic Valve Replacement + CABG Combination doing. Awards from STS are reported twice a year, in June and December. The STS Star Rating System is one of the most sophisticated and highly rated scales for assessing quality of care, assessing the outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs in the United States and Canada. Star ratings are calculated using a combination of quality measures for specific procedures performed by STS database participants. Historically, about 5-10% of participants received the highest 3-star rating in any category. Hartford Hospital ranks in the top 1% of all rated programs to receive 3-star ratings in 4 of the 5 categories reported. This is the seventh consecutive time Hartford Hospital has received this award. Hartford Hospital performs the most cardiac surgeries in Connecticut. We are the only institution to receive a 3-star rating in any category in this STS report. Dr. Sabet Hashim, Chief Surgeon at the Heart & Vascular Institute, said: The consistency of results reflects not only the superior skill of the surgeons, but also the excellent pre- and post-operative care cardiac patients receive at Hartford Hospital. “We are very pleased to be recognized by STS. This recognition in these complex surgical procedures demonstrates that Hartford Hospital is one of the nation’s leading surgical programs and we are It truly shows the team’s dedication to providing patients with the safest, highest quality care,” said Hartford HealthCare President and Senior Vice President. Hartford Hospital has also been designated a Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center by the American Heart Association and the Mitral Valve Foundation since the 2020 award launch. “Hartford Hospital is the premier destination for cardiac surgery, especially for patients with complex heart conditions,” says Dr. Hasim. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is a team of more than 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes in heart, lung, and esophageal surgery. A non-profit organization representing professionals. , and other surgical procedures within the chest. The association’s mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research and advocacy.