Skip to main content
A doctor talking to a patient holding a model heart.
Our cardiac surgery programs rank among New York’s best
At Northwell, your heart is in the hands of some of the state’s best cardiac surgeons who have been recognized for delivering quality care. That’s why more patients choose us for heart care than any other health system in New York. 
Learn more

Quality is something we take seriously at Northwell Health. Our experts are devoted to delivering world-class heart care, and others agree. It’s why third-party organizations like the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) continually recognize our programs for cardiac excellence.

In fact, for the eighth consecutive time, the DOH report has recognized the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, located at North Shore University Hospital, as having the state’s best outcomes for certain types of open-heart surgery.

Lenox Hill Hospital is the only hospital in New York state with significantly better survival outcomes for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)—surpassing any other facility in Manhattan. In that same report, Northwell also has more of the top-rated surgeons in New York state than any other hospital or health system.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has also developed a national, peer-reviewed rating system that’s one of the most respected measures of quality in health care. In the June 2019 analysis, which covers 992 international cardiac surgery programs, several Northwell hospitals were awarded the highest quality tier of "Three Star." The Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital is the only hospital in New York and one of only three cardiac programs to achieve the best possible ranking in all areas of heart surgery. Lenox Hill Heart & Lung received a three-star designation for isolated bypass surgery, and isolated mitral valve replacement/repair, while Southside Hospital established the finest quality rating for aortic valve replacement and for aortic valve replacement with bypass. Staten Island University Hospital received best quality results for isolated bypass surgery. 

All of our heart centers of excellence, Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Southside Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital have been recognized by Healthgrades for delivering high quality, nationally ranked cardiac care.

Patients and doctors trust us to provide critical care when it matters most, and we bring the same passion and expertise to everything else we do.

Cardiac surgery

We're changing the future of heart surgery

See how we put all of our heart into one of New York’s largest, most successful cardiac surgery programs.

Learn more
Go to top