Edward, Elmhurst Hospitals named among America’s Best for Cardiac Care

October 27, 2021
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Edward Hospital in Naperville and Elmhurst Hospital, part of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system, have been named two of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
 
The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award have, on average, a 27.8% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.
 
Edward Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award 9 Years in a Row (2014-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery 6 Years in a Row (2017-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery 3 Years in a Row (2020-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack 17 Years in a Row (2006-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure 20 Years in a Row (2003-2022)

Elmhurst Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award 2 Years in a Row (2021-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure 3 Years in a Row (2020-2022)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services 2 Years in a Row (2021-2022)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services 2 Years in a Row (2021-2022)

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures.

Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

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