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Florida Medical Center Receives Five-Star Rating for Heart Failure by Healthgrades

Mar 3, 2020

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (November 16, 2016) – Florida Medical Center achieves five stars for its performance in Treatment of Heart Failure based on new findings and data released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

“Achieving five stars for our heart failure treatment from Healthgrades acknowledges our unwavering commitment to our patients,” said Trey Abshier, hospital CEO. “We are proud of our outstanding physicians and staff who have worked diligently to implement numerous quality and patient safety initiatives. It is one more reason our patients can rest assured they are in the best hands.”

Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (five stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (one star), as a group, and found from 2013-2015, patients treated for heart failure in hospitals with five stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average, 62 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with a one star for in-house mortality.

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving five stars as a group, on average, 223,412 lives could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided. A five-star rating indicates that Florida Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are significantly better than expected when treating heart failure.

Since performing the first open heart surgery in Broward County in 1974, the Heart Institute of Florida at Florida Medical Center is renowned for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of cardiac care. The hospital’s highly trained staff closely follows the American Heart Association’s recommended treatment guidelines to help reduce the likelihood of future heart attacks in cardiac patients by implementing life-prolonging treatments.

For more information on the heart & vascular services at Florida Medical Center, visit

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