Overall surgical survival rates

Why we measure it - When a child is diagnosed with congenital heart disease, parents want to know what type of surgery is needed and what the survival rates are after surgery. Herma Heart Center specialists measure early survival as 30 days after the operation.


What this means - For pediatric heart surgery, our survival rates are consistently among the very best in the country. Compared to our peers, we are a highly ranked leader based on benchmarking through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

About the data - This graph shows survival rates for patients with congenital heart surgery. These data are publicly reported to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for benchmarking purposes.

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How we provide the best care

  • Our pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons are all certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in Congenital Heart Surgery. No other surgeons in the state have achieved this distinction. These surgeons are also consistently ranked among the Best Doctors in America.
  • Our patient-centered care focuses on our patients' overall experience before, during and after surgery. Strict protocols and quality improvement efforts are put into place to ensure we provide the best care throughout each patient's entire stay with us.
  • Our commitment to quality, advancements in surgical techniques and improvements in follow-up care result in some the best surgical outcomes in the nation.