WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center, the largest hospital in the state of Kansas, was recently awarded the highest quality ranking – 3 Stars – for cardiac bypass surgery by the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS). Wesley is among about 10 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive STS’s highest ranking possible in cardiac bypass.
STS developed the rating system, which allows for hospital comparisons regarding the quality of cardiac surgery across the country. Only about 10 percent of hospitals across the country receive a 3-Star rating.
“A 3-Star rating means that the outcomes at Wesley are the best possible in the region,” said Matthew Arneson, MD, FACS, medical director of Cardiology and Thoracic Surgery, Wesley Medical Center. “It means we are a top tier program in cardiac bypass surgery for outcomes and care.”
As part of the evaluation, STS followed outcomes and the data of patients who had cardiac bypass surgery at Wesley Medical Center. The comprehensive evaluation looked at 250 different data points including demographics, risks and outcomes to evaluate the program and assure Wesley gives the highest possible quality of care for patients following surgery and after discharge.
“Receiving a 3-Star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgery is an indication of Wesley Healthcare’s commitment to providing the best possible cardiac care to the patients we serve,” said Bill Voloch, President and CEO, Wesley Healthcare. “We are proud of our entire cardiac team.”
Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,200 surgeons, researchers and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus as well as other surgical procedures within the chest.
For more information about Wesley Medical Center and its cardiology services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.
Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and soon, Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and is currently building the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.