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North Richland Hills — Medical City North Hills has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Medical City North Hills among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.

“This is a great accomplishment for the Medical City North Hills cardiac surgery department and a testament to the dedicated staff and cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) nurses that ensure our patients receive high quality care,” says Mark Deno, CEO of Medical City North Hills. “This rating is another reason why Medical City North Hills is the destination of choice for heart care in North Richland Hills and the surrounding area.”

The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, rating the benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs across the United States and Canada. The star rating is calculated using a combination of quality measures for specific procedures performed by an STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database participant.

“The Society of Thoracic Surgeons congratulates STS National Database participants who have received three-star ratings,” says David M. Shahian, MD, chair of the Task Force on Quality Measurement. “Participation in the Database and public reporting demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement in healthcare delivery and helps provide patients and their families with meaningful information to help them make informed decisions about healthcare.”

Historically, less than 10% of hospitals receive the three-star rating for coronary artery bypass surgery.

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