NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Earns Top Rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Oct 29, 2020

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has earned a distinguished three-star rating – the top rating – from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places NewYork-Presbyterian Queens among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.

STS, a nonprofit organization representing more than 7,300 surgeons, researchers and healthcare professionals worldwide, developed a comprehensive rating system that evaluates the quality of cardiac surgical procedures performed at hospitals across the country. The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, rating the benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs across the United States and Canada.

Historically, approximately 6%–10% of participants receive the three-star rating for isolated CABG surgery. The latest analysis of data for CABG surgery covers a 1-year period, from January 2019 to December 2019.

“We are pleased to be recognized by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons as a distinguished provider of bypass surgery for our patients,” said Dr. Charles Mack, chair of tri-campus quality and patient safety in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. “This ranking by STS is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest quality cardiovascular care to Queens residents and beyond.”

Dr. Mack also serves as director, cardiovascular services and cardiovascular recovery unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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