Washington, D.C. – MedStar Washington Hospital Center is again being recognized as one of the top 50 cardiovascular centers in the country. The Hospital Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program moved up four spots from last year’s survey, to No. 37, in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. It also received the highest rating possible in aortic valve surgery, congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Only 134 of the more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals evaluated for Best Hospitals were ranked in any specialty.
“It is deeply gratifying that, once again, we are recognized among the top-notch cardiac centers in the country,” said Stuart F. Seides, MD, physician executive director of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. “This achievement reflects our dedication to excellence, innovation, and cutting-edge research, all focused on serving those patients for whom we are privileged to care.”
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, home to MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, has one of the highest-volume cardiac programs in the nation. It integrates the cardiovascular programs and services of all 10 MedStar Health hospitals and outpatient practices in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. A first-of-its-kind clinical and research alliance with world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, again ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News, has continued to flourish since 2013.
U.S. News also cited two additional Hospital Center specialties as high-performing: Nephrology and Urology. Two other procedures and conditions, colon cancer surgery and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) received the highest ratings.
The complete rankings are available at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings, and will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021 guidebook, available in stores October 6.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 912-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital, among the 100 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for treating the most complex cases. Its cardiology program is highly acclaimed and its cardiac surgery program has consistently earned the highest national rating–three stars–from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The Hospital Center operates the Washington region’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center and the District’s only Cardiac Ventricular Assist Device program, both certified by The Joint Commission. The hospital is also home to MedSTAR, a nationally verified level I trauma center with a state-of-the-art fleet of helicopters and ambulances, and also operates the region’s only adult Burn Center.
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