Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award

Anchorage, Alaska’s Providence Alaska Medical Center has received five-star ratings and top national rankings for clinical excellence in heart surgery, according to a comprehensive study released by HealthGrades™, the nation’s leading healthcare ratings company.

Providence was also named as a recipient of the 2007 HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™, which ranks Providence:

  • HealthGradesAmong the Top 5% in the Nation for Heart Surgery
  • Five-Star Rated in Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Five-Star Rated in Valve Replacement Surgery
  • Five-Star Rated in Heart Surgery
  • Five-Star Rated in Atrial Fibrillation
  • Best (#1) in Alaska for Overall Cardiac Services

About HealthGrades

HealthGrades (Nasdaq:HGRD) is the leading healthcare ratings company, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans and hospitals. Millions of consumers and hundreds of the nation’s largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades’ independent ratings to make healthcare decisions based on the quality of care.

Ninth Annual Hospital Quality in America Study

As part of its ninth annual Hospital Quality in America Study, HealthGrades independently analyzed more than 5,000 hospitals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for its 2007 ratings, objectively assessing their clinical outcomes and quality. The 40 million hospitalization records utilized in the assessment are publicly available and licensed from the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In Anchorage, Providence Alaska Medical Center stands out notably in terms of delivering quality care for its cardiac patients,” Collier added. “Patients, families and employers here truly have access to healthcare that is among the best in the nation.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Alaska Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital within the Providence Health & Services health system. Delivering patient care for over 100 years in Alaska, the facility treats an estimated 1,800 heart patients each year. Some of the nation’s most advanced cardiac procedures, such as cardiac ablation and minimally invasive valve replacement, are performed by Providence’s heart team.