Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital Earns Highest Rating in Heart Valve Surgery
Takoma Park, MD — Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital’s heart surgery program has been ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for the high-quality care it provides patients who receive mitral valve replacement and repair surgery.
The hospital recently achieved a Three-Star rating – the highest possible quality rating – from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The organization analyzes many national heart surgery data categories to determine which hospitals meet the stringent Three-Star criteria.
The quality rating measures patient outcomes, processes and consistent use of evidence-based care throughout a patient’s hospitalization. The STS star rating system is one of the most highly regarded overall measures of quality in healthcare, rating heart surgery programs across the U.S. and Canada.
“Our cardiac team takes great pride in providing outstanding care and excellent outcomes for our patients,” said Paul Massimiano, MD, cardiac surgeon and medical director for Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery. “The Three-Star rating lets patients know that our team adheres to the highest standards and works together to provide them with the individualized care they need.”
Mitral valve regurgitation – caused by a faulty heart valve that leaks blood instead of circulating it through the body – is the most common type of heart valve disease. Mitral valve regurgitation can increase the risk of heart failure and cause symptoms that make it hard to enjoy daily activities.
A longtime leader in heart care, Washington Adventist Hospital offers a comprehensive array of minimally invasive heart treatments and a unique expertise in minimally invasive heart surgery. The hospital’s nationally recognized heart program will move to a new state-of-the-art replacement hospital, Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center, on Aug. 25.
People experiencing signs of a heart attack, such as tightness in the chest, pain or discomfort in the neck, jaw or arms, or shortness of breath, or fatigue should call 9-1-1 immediately.
Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital, a not-for-profit, 232-bed acute-care facility located in Takoma Park, Maryland, is part of Adventist HealthCare’s system of complete health-care services. Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital, Montgomery County’s first cardiac center, is a Version V Chest Pain Center and Designated Stroke Center.