Quality & Outcomes
Integrated Approach to Cardiovascular Surgery
Penn Heart & Vascular comprises more than 300 cardiologists and cardiac and endovascular surgeons at eight affiliated medical centers. They are united by similar clinical and research interests and an integrated approach to cardiovascular disease management. This approach results in methods and procedures that encourage vital collaborations within and between institutions and the community of referring physicians.
In 2009, Penn Medicine had more cardiovascular surgery discharges* than any other medical center in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.
The Region's Top Hospitals 2009
|Locations||Cardiovascular Surgery Discharge|
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania||1239|
|Lehigh Valley Hospital||913|
|Lancaster General Hospital||816|
|Penn Presbyterian Medical Center||670|
|Cooper Hospital - University Medical Center||602|
|Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center||582|
|Deborah Heart and Lung Center||519|
|Saint Lukes Hospital||432|
|Saint Mary Medical Center||377|
|Thomas Jefferson University Hospital||356|
|Abington Memorial Hospital||347|
|The Reading Hospital and Medical Center||313|
|AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center||281|
|Temple University Hospital||235|
|Hahnemann University Hospital||228|
|Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg||194|
|Crozer-Chester Medical Center||191|
|Saint Francis Medical Center||190|
* Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) and New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), July 2008 – June 2009; includes all discharges from the UPHS-deﬁned CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY service line MSDRG 215-221,228-238; excludes all children's, psych and rehab hospitals.
Cardiovascular Surgery Growth
Penn Medicine's continued growth in cardiovascular surgery is driven by tertiary and quaternary referrals for complex surgical procedures.
Cardiovascular Procedure Breakdown FY 2010, N = 2757
|Heart Transplant + VAD||103||3.7%|
|Thoracic Aortic Procedures||401||14.5%|
- Isolated CABG [N=915]
- Heart Transplant + VAD [N=103]
- Other Cardiac * [N=185]
- Valve Procedures [N=1153]
* Cardiac procedures without heart transplant/VAD and without aortic aneurysm.
Penn Heart & Vascular Clinical Activity Reports
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