Baptist Health named to Becker’s Hospital Review list of health systems with great heart programs

Jacksonville, FL

Baptist Health was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2023 list of “100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs.”

According to Becker’s, the programs on the list “are renowned for their exemplary heart care, patient outcomes and leading technologies. Most also perform research that leads to innovative breakthroughs in the field of cardiology.”

“From prevention to intervention, the heart program at Baptist Health is designed to provide the full spectrum of services to patients needing any level of care for their heart,” said Timothy G. Groover, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE. “We’re honored to be recognized for the growth, strength and quality of our program.”

Baptist Health is a leader in cardiovascular services in the region. Highlights of the program include:

  • Home to the area’s only freestanding center for heart and vascular care, Baptist Heart Hospital
  • Recently awarded the highest rating for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Over 40 board-certified cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons throughout the region to make access to care easy for patients
  • A new facility dedicated specifically to the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders, like Afib
  • The highest volume structural heart program in the region
  • 34 open cardiovascular clinical trials to bring the latest innovations and treatment options to patients as early as possible

“Our dedicated cardiologists are committed to providing comprehensive cardiac care that is unmatched in our community using the latest innovations in science and technology along with empathy and compassion," said Ruby Satpathy, MD, FACC, FSCAI, who served as chair of the board of Baptist Heart Specialists from July 2019 to June 2023 and is also the medical director of the Structural Heart Program at Baptist Health. “This recognition is an honor and testament to the work of our top performing cardiovascular team. We use a multidisciplinary approach to provide excellent, high quality, individualized care to our patients with excellent outcomes. We are proud to be at the forefront of research and innovation.”

To select programs for the highly regarded list, the Becker’s team assessed rankings and awards from reputable organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CMS, The Leapfrog Group and more. The team also accepted nominations for this list.