Committed to Safety
The Heart Institute is committed to safe surgical outcomes and the highest quality of care possible for our patients. Learn more about our high standard of heart surgery safety and survival rates.
For more than a decade, CHOC has been a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database, an international benchmarking organization that sets the highest standards for hospitals performing heart surgery. CHOC was among the first 15 institutions to join the registry and report surgical outcome data. Today, there are more than 130 premiere hospitals in the database.
CHOC boasts a 97.1% overall survival rate and a 91.4% neonatal survival rate, both higher than the national average.
We credit our strong survival rates to our commitments to continuously innovating safer, more technologically advanced procedures; the installation of the very latest safety and automation technologies in our operating rooms; and having state-of-the-art medical records and documentation systems. CHOC is also consistently ranked as one of the Top Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, which recognizes hospitals nationwide that provide high-quality, safe care.