Becker's Hospital Review (http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/100-hospitals-with-great-heart-programs-2014/full-list.html) has named the following organizations to the 2014-15 edition of its list, "100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs."
The hospitals on this list lead the nation in cardiovascular and thoracic healthcare. Many have pioneered groundbreaking procedures, and all have received recognition 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. Hospitals included on this list have received several marks of distinction, including rankings from U.S. News & World Report for cardiology and heart surgery, Truven Health Analytics 50 top hospitals for heart care, CareChex top 100 hospitals for cardiac care, Blue Distinction Center status for cardiac care, three-star ranking from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Magnet designation for nursing excellence.
Note: Hospitals cannot pay for inclusion on the list.
Rochester General Hospital - 100 hospitals with great heart programs | 2014
Written by Staff | September 09, 2014
Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital.
The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital provides comprehensive cardiac care services. Patients who come to the institute have access to Rochester General Hospital's team of skilled cardiac experts and the latest research and technology from Cleveland Clinic. Rochester General Hospital became a Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery Center in 2004. In 2014, Rochester General Hospital was ranked as a top 50 hospital for cardiac care by CareChex. The hospital has also received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence. Click here to see full article.