Saint Michael’s Medical Center announced today that it has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for cardiac care and prostate surgeries by Healthgrades, an online resource that provides information about hospitals.

It is the fourth year in a row that Saint Michael’s has been named to America’s 100 Best Hospitals for cardiac care and the first time for prostate surgeries.

The hospital also received Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for four years in a row and was named among the top 10% in the nation for overall cardiac services for four years in a row and top 10% in the nation for cardiology services for two years in a row.

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Additionally, the hospital received five-star awards for coronary bypass surgery for five years in a row, treatment of heart attack for three years in a row, treatment of heart failure for four years in a row and pacemaker procedures for three in a row.

“These awards are a recognition of the high-quality cardiac care we provide to our patients at Saint Michael’s,” said Saint Michael's CEO Dr. Alan Sickles. “We are affiliated with some of the best heart doctors in the community who have access to the most modern equipment available today.”

Saint Michael’s recently upgraded its cardiac catheterization laboratories with state-of-the art equipment that allows doctors to perform a range of minimally invasive procedures, including a cutting-edge procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR.

Saint Michael’s, which was nearly shuttered five years ago, was purchased out of bankruptcy in 2016 by California-based Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 46 hospitals in 14 states. Since then, the hospital has launched a turnaround that has brought a series of awards, including four straight periods of As for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group.

Healthgrades evaluated Saint Michael’s against performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. 

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Speciality Excellence Award have, on average, a 28.2% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the were, on average, 1.39 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100  Best Hosptials for cardiac care and prostate surgeries for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.” 

Saint Michael’s was also a recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for two years in a row and named among the top 10% in the nation for overall pulmonary services for two years in a row. The hospital is a five-star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for four years in a row.

The hospital is also a five-star recipient for hip fracture treatment for two years in a row.