The Mitral Foundation and the American Heart Association have created a recognition program to identify, award, and promote the nation’s best medical centers for mitral valve repair surgery. Dr. Hoffberger was named the Reference Surgeon.
Patients and physicians need a way to differentiate hospitals and surgeons who have mastered complex mitral valve reconstruction and have consistently delivered high quality outcomes. While clinical guidelines recommend mitral valve repair over replacement, too many patients who would benefit from repair receive replacement valves, with higher rates of death or complications within five years after surgery.
Numerous large-scale clinical outcomes studies show a strong correlation between the number of cases performed by experienced mitral valve surgeons and the resultant clinical outcomes. This recognition program uses volume, resource, and clinical performance measures to award these experienced hospitals and surgeons
One of just three cardiac programs in the United States and Canada, in 2019, Sarasota Memorial Hospital earned the highest 3-Star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for patient care and outcomes in all five adult cardiac surgery procedures STS measures - Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG), Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR), AVR + CABG, Isolated Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair (MVRR) and MVRR + CABG.
Denoting the highest category of quality among hospitals, the cardiac surgery team is among the top performers of more than 3,800 participating cardiothoracic surgeons.
Founded in 1964, STS is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lungs, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest.
The Experts in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Healthgrades released its State Hospitals Rankings List, which includes Sarasota Memorial Hospital in the top hospitals nationwide for cardiac surgery. May 10, 2022.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital received another “A” in the spring 2022 Hospital Safety report cards released by the Leapfrog Group May 10, 2022.
Named among 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in US in the 2021 Fortune/IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list. SMH-Sarasota was the only hospital in Southwest Florida to make the 2021 list.
Earned "high performer" ratings in all 15 procedures and conditions — including cardiac bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement(TAVR).
Awarded Top honors for medical outcomes and excellence by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) annual “Get With The Guidelines” assessments.
First hospital in Southwest Florida to earn Transcatheter Valve (TAVR) Certification from the American College of Cardiology, in recognition of our heart team's expertise in TAVR. SMH is one of 25 hospitals nationwide to receive this certification.
Jonathan D. Hoffberger, DO, FACOS, FACS
1540 S. Tamiami Trail, 303, Sarasota FL