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Hoag’s Heart & Vascular Institute Receives National Recognition

Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute earned the highest distinction possible, a three-star rating, from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for two categories of surgery – isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and isolated mitral valve replacement and repair (MVRR).

Fewer than 20% of hospitals nationwide receive such a high distinction for CABG, and fewer than 10% of hospitals nationwide receive such a high distinction for MVRR.

“We are honored by this recognition of our dedication to excellence at Hoag,” said Anthony Caffarelli, M.D., the Newkirk Family Endowed Chair in Aortic Care, director of Hoag Cardiac Surgery and director of the Elaine & Robert Matranga Aortic Center.

The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality, rating the benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs in the United States and Canada.

“This is a validation of the quality we are able to deliver in cardiac surgery,” said Asad Shah, M.D., co-director of Hoag Cardiac Surgery. “Our patients know that they and their loved ones are in good hands with us.
This achievement bolsters that trust.”