Clinical Excellence at Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute

We are committed to revolutionizing cardiovascular care across Central Florida. Our highly skilled providers deliver advanced diagnostic services and the latest nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options. Supportive patient education and innovative research means you receive the best possible care. At Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute, we believe clinical excellence and safety go hand in hand. Our providers and hospitals work together to give you the safest, highest quality cardiovascular care.

Awards and Accreditations

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals – Ranked Top 50

U.S. News & World Report has again recognized Orlando Health in its Best Hospitals rankings. For 2023-24, the distinctions included a top 50 national ranking in Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery. In individual procedures and conditions rankings, Orlando Health Heart and Vascular Institute also was rated high performing in Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure and Stroke.

Becker’s Great Heart Programs

Orlando Health Heart and Vascular Institute has been named as one of Becker’s Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs for 2023. The list features 100 hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S. that are renowned for exemplary heart care, patient outcomes and leading technologies.

The Becker’s list recognizes Orlando Health for its cutting-edge diagnostic imaging, treatment methods and programs that are contributing to advancements in the field of cardiology. 

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

In the most recent comprehensive ratings, Orlando Health again received the highest rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in two measured adult cardiac surgery categories. Orlando Health earned the highest 3-star rating for aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Only 4.2% of cardiac surgery centers achieved a 3-star rating for AVR. For CABG, Orlando Health placed among the top 20.2% of participating surgery centers.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

Orlando Health Heart and Vascular Institute is accredited in several modalities — echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, vascular testing — from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). With a review process respected as one of the most comprehensive in the accreditation industry, an IAC seal of accreditation is the ‘gold standard’ in the imaging and intervention-based procedure fields.

Stroke Center Accreditation

Orlando Health hospitals have earned advanced certification as Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center and Primary Stroke Center facilities from The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest accrediting body in healthcare. Comprehensive Stroke Centers have specific abilities to receive and treat the complex stroke cases, and Primary Stroke Centers are able to provide the critical elements needed to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines®

Several Orlando Health hospitals received American Heart Association (AHA) Get with the Guidelines: Gold Plus Achievement - Stroke (Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips, Orlando Health ORMC and Orlando Health South Lake) and Silver Plus Achievement - Stroke (Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health South Seminole) for consistently following the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke. These hospitals were recognized for 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable and 75% or higher adherence with additional select quality measures in stroke for two or more consecutive calendar years or one calendar year, respectively.

Orlando Health ORMC also was awarded AHA Get with the Guidelines: Gold Achievement - AFib, recognized for high adherence on all achievement measures in atrial fibrillation.

AHA Target: Stroke Honor Roll

Orlando Health ORMC received the AHA Target: Stroke Honor Roll award for achieving door-to-needle times within 60 minutes in applicable stroke patients.

Beacon Awards for Excellence

Orlando Health ORMC’s Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit (CTSU), Multisystem ICU, Intermediate Critical Care and Neuroscience ICU are among units earning Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, recognizing hospital units that use evidence-based practices to improve both patient and family outcomes.

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