St.Vincent Heart Center and St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital are top two cardiac programs in Indiana

The St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana and St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital are ranked the top two hospitals in Indiana, and among the top 5 percent nationally for cardiology and coronary interventions for two consecutive years, according to a study issued by HealthGrades – a leading independent healthcare ratings organization that analyzes patient outcomes at 4,500 hospitals across the nation.

This marks the eighth consecutive year that St.Vincent has been ranked the best in the state, and makes the dedicated cardiovascular facility one of only eight hospitals across the country to receive the best in state ranking for overall cardiac care for eight years in a row.

According to the HealthGrades study, St.Vincent Heart Center and St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital are also five-star rated for treatment of heart attack and heart failure.

HealthGrades Hospital Quality Ratings

HealthGrades’ hospital ratings and awards reflect the track record of patient outcomes at hospitals in the form of mortality and complication rates. HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.

For 30 procedures and treatments, HealthGrades issues star ratings that reflect the mortality and complication rates for each category of care. Hospitals receiving a five-star rating have mortality or complication rates that are below the national average, to a statistically significant degree. A three-star rating means the hospital performs as expected. One-star ratings indicate the hospital’s mortality or complication rates in that procedure or treatment are statistically higher than average. Because the risk profiles of patient populations at hospitals are not alike, HealthGrades risk-adjusts the data to allow for equal comparisons.