U.S. News Cardiology

Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the largest cardiovascular and thoracic specialty groups in the world, providing patients with expert medical management and a full range of therapies. Our areas of expertise combine research, education and clinical practice to provide innovative and scientifically based treatments for cardiac, vascular, esophageal, and thoracic disease. The commitment of our physicians and scientists to the prevention and cure of cardiovascular disease has led to innovative care, better outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s top hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey and has named Cleveland Clinic’s heart program No. 1 in the nation since 1995.

American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure GOLD Plus Award

Every year since 2011, Cleveland Clinic has received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure GOLD Plus Certification for improving the quality of care for patients hospitalized with heart failure decompensation.

Gold Plus distinction recognizes hospitals for their success in using Get With The Guidelines treatment interventions. This quality improvement program provides tools that follow proven, evidence-based guidelines and procedures in caring for patients with heart failure to prevent future hospitalizations.

Cleveland Clinic also received the Get With the Guidelines Stroke GOLD Plus Award.

Beacon Award of Excellence - Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit

The Cleveland Clinic’s Kaufman Center for Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit (ICU), recently received The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Award of Excellence for continuing improvements in providing the highest quality of care for patients. With more than 6,000 ICUs in the U.S., Cleveland Clinic’s Kaufman Center for Heart Failure ICU joins a distinguished group of just over 300 ICUs to receive the Beacon Award since the award's inception in 2003. The award recognizes individual critical care units that show the highest level of standards in patient safety and quality in acute and critical care.

Cleveland Clinic Gets Stellar Rating

As a participant in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) public reporting initiative, Cleveland Clinic is proud to be one of three hospitals enrolled in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery database, to achieve the three-star rating in all five categories for which these ratings are available, including Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Replacement + Coronary Artery Bypass, Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement, and Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement + Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. The latest analysis for these star ratings covers a 3-year period, from January 2016 to December 2018. In addition, Cleveland Clinic achieved a three-star (highest) rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgery’s (STS) General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) for outcomes of lobectomy, a treatment for lung cancer and esophagectomy for esophageal cancer.