St. Mary’s Earns High Praise for Cardiac Services

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital recently received prestigious designations from several national organizations that rate the quality of cardiac care in hospitals throughout the United States.

  • Becker’s Hospital Review has named Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital to the 2014-2015 edition of its list of “100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.” The hospitals in this list lead the nation in cardiovascular and thoracic health care based on results from several nationally known ranking and award agencies.
  • Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital has earned the prestigious “3 Star” Rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The STS developed a comprehensive rating system that allows for comparisons regarding the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country. Approximately 10 percent of hospitals receive the “3 Star” rating from STS, which denotes the highest category of quality.
  • CareChex®, a national hospital and health system quality ratings service, has ranked Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital as #1 in Cardiac Surgery-Major in Virginia in 2014. CareChex is a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, one of the nation’s largest privately held health care information services companies.
  • CareChex also has ranked Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital as #3 in Cardiac Surgery-Major in 2014 for hospital systems within a 150-mile radius of Richmond, Va. Only Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore were ranked higher than St. Mary’s Hospital in this category.

Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute, in conjunction with Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, is leading breakthrough advancements for cardiac care in central Virginia. In 2013, a state-of-the-art Hybrid Operating Room was opened at St. Mary’s and became the only one in Virginia to offer robotic heart surgery. Additionally, Bon Secours partnered with the University of Virginia Advanced Cardiac Valve Center to bring the innovative MitraClip® heart valve procedure to central Virginia in December 2014. For additional information about cardiac services at Bon Secours, visit