Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery

Volumes and Mortality

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is committed to developing and maintaining a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program in which patients can have confidence in the quality of care they receive.

Our hospital participates in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) congenital heart surgery database. STS is a nonprofit independent organization representing healthcare professionals worldwide in an effort to ensure the best possible outcomes for thoracic surgery. By participating in this database, we are able to measure our performance against other programs throughout the nation. To learn more about STS and national benchmark data, please click here.

The data below provides volume and observed operative mortality year over year for the current 4 year STS reporting period January 2012 to December 2015.

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's overall risk adjusted mortality rate on congenital heart surgeries, as reported by STS over a four year time period is 5.0%.

Source: STS Spring 2016 Report. Released by STS in June 2016.