North Shore University Hospital again earns top ranking for heart bypass, heart valve surgery

North Shore University Hospital again earns top ranking for heart bypass, heart valve surgery
North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. (Photo by Janelle Clausen)

North Shore University Hospital is on a winning streak.

For the second year in a row Healthgrades ranked the hospital among the top 50 in the country for successful heart bypass and heart valve surgery.

The hospital in Manhasset hosts the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, which performs hundreds of such operations every year.

“Having received such prestigious recognition from Healthgrades further demonstrates North Shore University Hospital’s unwavering commitment in providing the highest quality of care to our patients,” said hospital executive director Alessandro Bellucci. “North Shore’s Healthgrades awards illustrate the hospital’s long-term clinical achievements, resulting in fewer complications, lower mortality rates and better outcomes.”

The hospital was among the first among those in Long Island, New York City and Westchester to conduct TAVR procedures for patients with aortic valve stenosis. The condition is mostly seen in individuals over 60, and early treatment can help slow the disease, according to the American Heart Association.

Last year, North Shore introduced the first heart transplant service on Long Island.

Healthgrades, a company that analyzes the quality of physicians and health institutions, assembles the list of top hospitals for cardiac surgery annually.

This year it also included North Shore in the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for coronary intervention and gastrointestinal care. The hospital also earned the Stroke Care Excellence Award for the seventh consecutive year.

Reach reporter Teri West by email at [email protected], by phone at 516-307-1045, ect. 215, or follower her on Twitter @mango266.

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