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Heart Care Awards and Certifications in Central Pa.

Our surgeons, physicians, staff and cardiovascular programs are recognized nationally for their quality and outcomes.

Three Star Rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute has received the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' (STS) Highest Three-Star Rating for cardiovascular surgery outcomes.

UPMC in Central Pa. Recognized as Top 10% in Nation for Cardiac Surgery by Healthgrades for 2017 and 2018

Cardiac surgery at UPMC  Harrisburg is among the top 10 percent in the nation as measured by volume-weighted performance according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor and the right hospital for the right care. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure

Advanced certification in heart failure through The Joint Commission confirms that the UPMC Advanced Heart Failure Center consistently provides the highest standards of care.

American College of Cardiology Award for Cardiac Care

UPMC Harrisburg and West Shore have demonstrated sustained achievement in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) ACTION Registry® for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures to receive the platinum achievement award for 2019. Only 225 hospitals across the country attained this achievement.

Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center

UPMC  Harrisburg and West Shore are proud to announce both hospitals have achieved accreditation as Heart Attack Receiving Centers by the American Heart Association, a new accreditation offering. This accreditation program recognizes centers that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI), in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart. The accreditation identifies healthcare facilities that meet specific criteria for lifesaving heart attack treatments that restore blood flow.

Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure (GWTG–Heart Failure) Gold Plus Achievement Award

UPMC in Central Pa. Community Osteopathic, Harrisburg and West Shore hospitals received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. We are proud to achieve recognition by the American Heart Association for following the latest research-based standards for heart failure. Learn more.

Winner of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success Designation

UPMC in Central Pa. was a winner of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success designation for two consecutive years. This prestigious award honors hospitals with superior performance in cardiovascular service in four key areas: outcomes of care, service-line efficiency, financial performance and core measures alignment.

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