NORFOLK, Va. – The Cardiology and Heart Surgery program at Sentara Heart Hospital has ranked among the nation’s Top 50 programs in U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Hospitals edition for the 17th year.
The program ranks #24 in the nation in 2016, up from #31 in 2015 and #44 in 2014.
Sentara Heart Hospital is located on the campus of Sentara Norfolk General and offers the Hampton Roads region’s only heart transplant program, including total artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices as bridges to transplant and permanent therapy.
Two newly-approved cardiac technologies were introduced at Sentara Heart in 2016 — the world’s smallest pacemaker, and the world’s first dissolvable heart stent.
“This ranking reinforces that our heart team is among the best in the nation,” said Kurt Hofelich, corporate vice president and president of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Sentara Heart Hospital. “Our mortality rates are superior to many better-known programs and we are proud to offer world class heart care close to home.”
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is also ranked #1 in Hampton Roads by U.S. News and is tied with VCU Medical Center for the #2 hospital in Virginia. Sentara Leigh Hospital is ranked #2 in Hampton Roads.