Easton Hospital’s Cardiac Surgery Program Receives Three-Star Rating
Easton, PA (May 10, 2012): The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has rated the Cardiac Surgery program at Easton Hospital with a "three star" rating – the highest rating attainable. The "three star" composite score is based on NQF (National Quality Forum) measures. Eleven of 21 measures are incorporated into the composite quality score. The 11 measures are divided into four domains:
- Avoidance of operative mortality
- Avoidance of major morbidity
- High quality intraoperative care as measured by use of IMA (internal mammary artery)
- Appropriate perioperative medication usage
The "three star" rating denotes the highest category of quality and indicates that Easton Hospital has scored significantly higher than the overall STS mean score.
The Cardiac Surgery program is one element of the Cardiovascular Institute at Easton Hospital that features a diverse, skilled team that provides a complete continuum of care for heart disease and cardiac-related health care issues. Additionally, the Cardiovascular Institute is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society for Chest Pain Centers. This accreditation recognizes Easton Hospital’s high standards for clinical performance and personalized care.
About the Society of Thoracic Surgeons – The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 5,800 surgeons, researchers, and allied health professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.