Wake Forest Baptist Receives Three-Star Rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons

March 18, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has received a three-star rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
The STS recently developed a comprehensive rating system that allows for comparisons regarding the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country. Approximately 15 percent of hospitals received the three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality.
“Achieving the highest rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a reflection of the high quality of heart care available at our heart center,” said Rich Lundy, administrative director of cardiology diagnostic services at Wake Forest Baptist.
“These results reflect the dedication of our multidisciplinary team of experts which include world renowned physician experts in cardiovascular care.”
The analysis of national data from the STS National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database covered the period from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2006.
For more information, visit the STS website at www.sts.org.


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