June 30, 2022
St. David’s Medical Center, including Heart Hospital of Austin, named to Healthgrades 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care
Austin, Texas – Today, St. David’s HealthCare announced that St. David’s Medical Center, including Heart Hospital of Austin, received the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™. St. David’s Medical Center is one of just four hospitals in the state of Texas to earn this distinction from Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
This award honors hospitals that deliver superior patient outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment and heart valve surgery. Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.
“St. David’s HealthCare is able to treat the most complex cardiac cases, thanks to the best-in-class treatments offered at Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David’s Medical Center,” Ken Mitchell, M.D., chief medical officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “We are proud of the physicians, nurses and staff who deliver the highest quality patient care at these facilities.”
Healthgrades compared America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award recipients as a group, to all other hospitals as a group and found that, from 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals achieving this award had, on average, 27.8% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
Earlier this year, St. David’s Medical Center—including Heart Hospital of Austin—received the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™.