Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute

Risk Stratified Operations (STAT) Outcomes

Rebuilding Our Heart Institute and Earning Your Trust

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital spent months conducting a comprehensive review of its Heart Institute, with the goal of reopening its heart surgery program with patient safety at the forefront. As part of this review, a group of national pediatric heart experts conducted a top-to-bottom clinical evaluation and recommended a series of important changes. Over the course of the last year, the Heart Institute has implemented the recommended changes, which include industry-leading training programs and rigorous data analysis of patient safety measures. We conducted a national search for new heart surgeons and hired a team of exceptionally talented surgeons, each of whom brings a career of success in highly specialized pediatric or neonatal cardiothoracic surgery to the Tampa Bay region. Johns Hopkins remains proud and deeply committed to being part of this community. We continue to strive to earn your trust.

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Complexity Stratification is a tool for grouping many different operations into groups according to complexity and difficulty. The groupings are called STAT Categories. The STAT Categories were developed in 2010 using data from all of the hospitals participating in the congenital heart surgery databases of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). These 5 STAT Categories represent the estimated risk of mortality based on data from more than 77,000 operations.
 
The chart and table below documents the mortality for all 5 STAT categories for Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute compared with the average mortality for all hospitals in the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database for the last four years.

Data source is Figure 7 of the Spring 2018 STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database Report. If you have questions about any of the outcomes data you see above, please call 727-767-4932.
 

 (2014-2017) 

Johns Hopkins
All Children's Hospital
Percent Mortality

Society of Thoracic Surgeons Overall Data
Percent Mortality 
 

ALL Cardiac Operations

3.7

3

STAT Category 1

0.0

0.4

STAT Category 2

1.1

1.7

STAT Category 3

6.9

2.4

STAT Category 4

8.3

6.9

STAT Category 5

14

20.1

Data source is Figure 7 of the Spring 2018 STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database Report. If you have questions about any of the outcomes data you see above, please call 727-767-4932.