TriStar Centennial May 11, 2016

TriStar Centennial Medical Center has received the highest rating, 3 Stars, in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery (AVR) and Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery + Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (AVR+CABG) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for cardiac surgery performance. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is one of only 12 programs nationwide to receive a 3 Star rating in all three categories.

“STS awards 3 stars to programs shown to have significantly lower-than-expected mortality rates and operative complications,” said Dr. Lawrence J. Pass, cardiovascular surgeon, TriStar Centennial Medical Center. “We received the STS 3 Star rating in both CABG and AVR in 2014. We have maintained the 3 Star rating in CABG and AVR and we have now added a 3 Star rating in combined CABG+AVR. Receiving a 3 Star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a testament to the high level of care and expertise we as a cardiac surgery program are able to provide to our patients.”

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has developed a comprehensive rating system for the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country. Only 12 to 15 percent of hospitals receive the 3 Star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality. In the current analysis of national data covering the period from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, the CABG, AVR, and AVR+CABG performance of TriStar Centennial Medical Center was found to lie in this highest quality tier, thereby receiving an STS 3 Star rating.

“TriStar Centennial Medical Center remains committed to caring for the heart care needs in our community,” said Heather J. Rohan, President and CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center. “National recognition in both safety and quality care are the results of the collaboration between our highly-skilled surgeons and dedicated cardiac care team in ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients.”