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UPMC Receives Nation’s Top Ratings for Heart Surgery

PITTSBURGH, May 31, 2016 – UPMC has been awarded top quality ratings by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The health system recently received the maximum “three star” rating for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures.
Based on a review of data that was compiled and publicly reported for the 2015 fiscal year, the score designates that UPMC is statistically better than the national average for this common cardiac procedure.
“We are very proud of the dedication displayed by our physicians and staff that led to consistently high quality across the board for CABG procedures as proven by these tremendous results,” said Thomas Gleason, M.D., chief of the UPMC Division of Cardiac Surgery. “The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute works hard to provide innovative cardiac care of the highest quality to patients throughout our system.”
The STS National Database was established to drive quality and safety improvements among cardiothoracic surgeons. It covers adult cardiac, general thoracic and congenital heart surgery.
The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the world’s premier centers for comprehensive care, developing revolutionary devices and new models of treatment that improve the lives of those facing the most complex heart and vascular conditions.

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