State Report Names Top Hospitals for Heart Care

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New York state has released its latest data on cardiac care, recognizing the top programs with the best—and worst—outcomes in the state.

The data cover the two most common procedures for people with coronary artery disease—angioplasty and coronary artery bypass graft surgery, or CABG surgery.

In 2016 nearly 63,000 heart surgeries were performed statewide.

  • For isolated CABG surgeries, Lenox Hill Hospital was the lone facility with a risk-adjusted mortality rate that was significantly better than the statewide rate. None of the 306 patients its doctors operated on died in the hospital or within 30 days of discharge.
  • In valve-replacement surgeries or combined valve and coronary artery bypass graft surgeries, Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan was the only local hospital to report significantly better survival rates than the rest of the state. Montefiore Medical Center’s Moses campus was the sole local campus with outcomes that significantly underperformed the statewide average. The performance was credited to the way surgeons, intensive-care physicians, physician assistants and nurses collaborate on managing patients after surgery.
  • When measuring results for CABG surgery, heart valve replacements and CABG surgery performed in addition to a valve replacement, Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park and New York–Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York–Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist had significantly better outcomes than other facilities. SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn had a significantly worse survival rate.
  • The state provided outcomes data for angioplasties from 2014 to 2016. During that time, Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell in Manhattan and NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola outperformed other hospitals. New York–Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist was the only local hospital to significantly underperform.
  • New York–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center was the only hospital with a single-year survival rate significantly better than its peers for angioplasties in 2016. Southside Hospital in Bay Shore performed significantly worse than others.


The state first began assessing outcomes for cardiac surgery in 1989. It has since made adjustments to account for critically ill patients.

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