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Awards and Honors for Our Superior Heart Care Services

Awards and Honors for Our Superior Heart Care Services


Healthgrades – Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure™ 

Healthgrades provides objective, comprehensive information about healthcare quality in America’s hospitals. Their analysis is based on more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records for the most recent three-year time period available from 4,500 hospitals nationwide. They measure hospital performance for the most common in-hospital procedures and rate how they do based on mortality rates, complications and other quality measures.

A Five-star rating indicates that St. Mary's clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

St. Mary's received this award in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.


National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Action Registry – Get with the Guidelines

Developed in 1997 by the American College of Cardiology, the NCDR was created as an exploration into strategies for improving cardiovascular care through the use and application of clinical data. Today, the NCDR is a reputable and dependable quality improvement resource that continues to evolve to meet the demands of the changing health care environment. Through the capture and reporting of trusted and reliable data, the NCDR helps participants measure, benchmark and improve cardiovascular care.

  • 2015 – Platinum Performance Achievement Award
  • 2014 – Platinum Performance Achievement Award
  • 2013 – Platinum Performance Achievement Award
  • 2012 – Platinum Performance Achievement Award
  • 2011 – Gold Performance Achievement Award
  • 2010 – Gold Performance Achievement Award


American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure

Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure is an in-hospital  program for improving care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines.

  •  2014 – Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  •  2013 – Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
  •  2012 – Gold Quality Achievement Award
  •  2011 – Silver Quality Achievement Award


American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines – Stroke

This award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the Get With The Guidelines-stroke Achievement Measures. The different levels reflect the amount of time for which the hospital demonstrates performance. Bronze recognizes performance of 90 consecutive days.

  • 2015 – Bronze Achievement Award

American Heart Association – Mission: Lifeline

Mission: Lifeline® was created by the American Heart Association as a response to missed opportunities for prompt, appropriate STEMI treatment. Recently, Mission: Lifeline expanded to help existing STEMI systems of care incorporate out-of-hospital cardiac resuscitation into their systems.

  •  2014 – Silver Plus
  •  2012 – Bronze Award


Alliance for Quality – D2B Time

The Door-to-Balloon (D2B) Alliance is a collaborative effort of more than 900 hospitals aimed at improving D2B times for ST–segment elevation myocardial infarction.


UnitedHealth Premium® Cardiac Specialty Center

The UnitedHealth Premium® Cardiac Specialty Centers designation program is a voluntary program that designates facilities offering quality, cost-effective cardiac procedures and cardiac care services. It is designed to help consumers make more informed health care choices. To be considered for designation as a UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center, hospitals must complete a survey and submit outcomes data to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and/or the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

  • United Health Premium Cardiac - Cardiac Care Specialty Center
  • United Health Premium Cardiac - Rhythm Management Specialty Center
  • United Health Premium Cardiac - Cardiac Surgery Specialty Center

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