North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, part of the Northwell Health, has achieved another heart program milestone this year by securing spots on Becker’s Hospital Review’s prestigious list of top 100 hospitals and health systems with exceptional heart programs.
Becker’s Hospital Review, a magazine specializing in hospital business news and analysis, recognized these medical centers for their unwavering commitment to cardiac care, impressive patient outcomes, and innovative adoption of cutting-edge technologies.
The selection process for this recognition is based on analysis of rankings and awards from esteemed organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Leapfrog Group. Beyond these evaluations, nominations from readers also played a role in determining the honorees.
“The busy and successful cardiac programs across Northwell Health represent the very best for New Yorkers to choose from,” said Dr. Alan Hartman, senior vice president and executive director of Cardiothoracic Services at Northwell Health.
“This recognition highlights the outstanding work being done – often owing to life-saving measures – from emergent situations on the one hand to monitoring and maintaining quality of life for others. Our notable patient outcomes are due to the seamless integrated team approach of our heart team across the system with a special emphasis on detail-oriented patient care combined with exacting communication and empathy for patients and their families.”
The hospital has received numerous heart health accolated over the years, such as being named the best heart program on Long Island by U.S. News and World Report and ranking as the second and fourth best in New York State for cardiac surgery and coronary intervention by Healthgrades.
Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, has prompted heightened efforts in medical institutions to combat its impact. In 2021 alone, heart disease claimed the lives of approximately 695,000 Americans, accounting for one in five deaths, according to the CDC.
The prevalence of heart attacks is also evident, with an annual average of 805,000 Americans affected.
Lifestyle choices, including poor diet, lack of physical activity, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking, contribute significantly to elevated risks of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
The medical community’s response to these challenges is underscored by the adoption of state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures and techniques for treatment.
A recent success story from earlier in the year highlights the impact of revolutionary treatments. In April, a man from New Hyde Park had his life saved by the hospital’s cutting edge treatments after suffering a ‘widowmaker’ heart attack while golfing at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn.