WVU Heart and Vascular Institute receives six Healthgrades’ national recognitions

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital has received six national recognitions from Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. 

WVU Heart and Vascular surgeons Bryan Raybuck, M.D. (left), and Vinay Badhwar, M.D., in the operating room
WVU Heart and Vascular surgeons Bryan Raybuck, M.D. (left), and Vinay Badhwar, M.D., in the operating room

The 2023 recognitions include:

  • Named one of the 50 best hospitals for cardiac surgery in the United States
  • Listed in the top 10 percent of cardiac surgery programs in the United States
  • Recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award
  • Five-star recipient for valve surgery
  • Five-star recipient for treatment of heart attack
  • Five-star recipient for treatment of heart failure for two consecutive years (2022-23)

“It is the unique teamwork of our highly accomplished cardiac surgery faculty and our outstanding cardiac surgery staff that enables us to deliver nation-leading cardiac surgical care to all patients of West Virginia, as well as to many who travel from different states and countries for our innovative and advanced procedures,” Vinay Badhwar, M.D., executive chair of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and professor and chairman of the WVU Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery said. “It remains our greatest privilege to serve our patients and referring providers with the highest quality of care, while simultaneously managing patients of the highest complexity.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between those recognized and hospitals that did not receive these distinctions.

“We commend the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients receiving cardiac care,” Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades, said. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of these awards have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

For more information about the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, visit WVUMedicine.org/Heart

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