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Thursday, November 24, 2022

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital awarded three-star rating in heart surgery

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures.

This three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places HCA Florida Ocala Hospital among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.

The STS star rating system is considered to be one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, according to a press release from HCA Florida Ocala Hospital. The system rates the benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs across the United States and Canada, and it is calculated using a combination of quality measures for specific procedures performed by an STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database participant.

“HCA Florida Ocala Hospital achieved the highest rating in heart surgery when stacked up against other cardiac programs nationwide. This rating demonstrates the patient-focused approach adopted by our multi-disciplinary team,” said Omeni Osian, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery Medical Director at HCA Florida Ocala Hospital.

Osian added, “We are motivated to continue the pursuit of excellence on behalf of our patients and families in need of heart surgery.”

Approximately 20 percent of participants received the three-star rating for isolated CABG surgery. The latest analysis of data for CABG surgery covers a three-year period, from January 2019 to December 2021.

David M. Shahian, MD, chair of the Task Force on Quality Measurement, said, “The Society of Thoracic Surgeons congratulates STS National Database participants who have received three-star ratings. Participation in the Database and public reporting demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement in health care delivery and helps provide patients and their families with meaningful information to help them make informed decisions about health care.”

Established in 1989, the STS National Database includes four components: the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD), the Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD), the General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD), and the mechanical circulatory support database (Intermacs).

The ACSD houses approximately 6.9 million surgical records and gathers information from more than 3,800 participating physicians, including surgeons and anesthesiologists from more than 90% of groups that perform heart surgery in the United States.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a nonprofit organization that represents over 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest.

HCA Florida Healthcare includes over 450 affiliated sites of care across the state, including HCA Florida Ocala Hospital (1431 SW 1st Avenue in Ocala) and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital (4600 SW 46th Court in Ocala).

There are multiple freestanding emergency rooms in Marion and Sumter counties that are also a part of the HCA system, including HCA Florida Maricamp Emergency (2897 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala), HCA Florida Summerfield Emergency (14193 U.S. 27/441 in Summerfield), and HCA Florida Trailwinds Village Emergency (6131 Seven Mile Drive in Wildwood).

For more information, visit the HCA Florida Healthcare webpage.