ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –Presbyterian Hospital is the only New Mexico hospital to earn the highest rating for heart bypass surgery in a recent Consumer Reports analysis.
Consumer Reports recently rated more than 400 hospitals across the country for heart surgery based on data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. About 400 of the 1,000 hospitals that report performance data to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons allowed the organization to share it with Consumer Reports.
Consumer Reports scored hospitals as above average, average and below average. About 20 percent of hospitals listed were above average, 75 percent were average and four percent were below average.
“We are proud to be recognized for our excellent performance in heart bypass surgery at Presbyterian Hospital,” said Dr. Robert Federici, Medical Director, Heart Service Line, Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “Our goal is to always provide the best quality care for our patients.”
According to Consumer Reports, bypass surgery ratings reflect hospital performance in isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery, including the open-heart approach and less invasive versions. The overall score is a composite of four measures: survival (percentage of patients who leave the hospital and survive at least 30 days after surgery), complications (percentage of patients who avoid the most serious complications), best surgical technique and right drugs.
To view the complete report, see http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/08/top-scoring-hospitals-for-heart-surgery/index.htm.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian has eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 10,000 employees.