Healthgrades recognizes Edward-Elmhurst for Excellence in Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery

May 01, 2020
Edward Elmhurst Hospitals

Edward-Elmhurst Health, which includes Edward Hospital in Naperville and Elmhurst Hospital, is recognized as a national leader for Cardiac Care and Cardiac Surgery for 2020 according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

This achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to hospital leaders and consumers, and recognizes Edward-Elmhurst Health’s commitment to quality patient outcomes with 15 Cardiac awards and achievements, including:

Edward Hospital

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 7 Years in a Row (2014-2020)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ in 2020
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 7 Years in a Row (2014-2020)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 17 Years in a Row (2004-2020)
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2014-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery in 2020
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 15 Years in a Row (2006-2020)

Elmhurst Hospital

  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures 5 Years in a Row (2016-2020)

Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital

  • Recipients of the Healthgrades 2020 Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Recipients of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (Edward – 5 years in a row, 2016-2020; Elmhurst – 2017, 2020)
  • Edward Top 5% and Elmhurst Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery in 2020
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures (Edward – 5 years in a row, 2016-2020; Elmhurst – 2012, 2020)
  • Five-Star Recipients for Coronary Bypass Surgery (Edward – 4 years in a row, 2017-2020; Elmhurst – 2012, 2020)
  • Five-Star Recipients for Treatment of Heart Failure (Edward – 18 years in a row, 2003-2020; Elmhurst – 2006, 2012, 2020)

“We’re honored that Healthgrades has recognized the quality outcomes for Edward-Elmhurst patients,” says Mary Lou Mastro, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health. “The numerous awards across the spectrum of cardiac care reinforces and confirms the commitment of our doctors, nurses and specialists to provide comprehensive, innovative and compassionate cardiac care.”

Variation in hospital quality can have a significant impact on the quality of care a patient receives. Healthgrades compared 2020 award recipient hospitals as a group, to all other hospitals, and found on average:

  • Patients have a 28.1% lower risk of dying if treated at hospitals that received the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ Award, versus hospitals that did not receive the Award.*
  • Patients have a 55.8% lower risk of dying if treated at hospitals that received the America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ Award, versus hospitals that did not receive the Award.*
  • Patients have a 54.3% lower risk of dying if treated at hospitals that received the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™, versus hospitals that did not receive the Award.*
  • Patients have a 44.9% lower risk of dying if treated at hospitals that received the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™, versus hospitals that did not receive the Award.*
  • Patients have a 67.9% lower risk of dying if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Coronary Bypass Surgery, versus hospitals that received a 1-Star for in-hospital mortality.*
  • Patients have a 48% lower risk of dying if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Treatment of Heart Attack, versus hospitals that received a 1-Star for in-hospital mortality.*
  • Patients have a 61% lower risk of dying if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Treatment of Heart Failure, versus hospitals that received a 1-Star for in-hospital mortality.*
  • Patients have a 73.8% lower risk of dying if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Valve Surgery, versus hospitals that received a 1-Star for in-hospital mortality.*
  • Patients have a 57.3% lower risk of experiencing complication(s) if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Pacemaker Procedures, versus hospitals that received a 1-Star.*

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

To learn about the latest heart-related technologies and techniques at Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit our Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at www.EEHealth.org/heart.