Regionally-Recognized Care, Nationally-Recognized Capabilities
In 1958, Deborah Heart and Lung Center was the first hospital in New Jersey to perform open heart surgery. Our team of elite cardiothoracic surgeons actually performed two surgeries that day – on both an adult and a child. Today, our success is counted not only by the years of care we’ve delivered to the community but by our surgical outcomes, successes, and the advancements we’ve made in treating cardiovascular disease.
Deborah is rated in the top 10% of hospitals in the country for cardiac surgery (CABG) and in the top 7% of hospitals in the country for aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery. Research indicates that patients actually have a greater chance of surviving a cardiac event if treated at a hospital that performs a higher volume of procedures.
The heart surgery program at Deborah is one of only 18 hospitals in the state performing open heart surgery. We perform over 500 open heart procedures each year. Our cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in everything from minimally invasive procedures to complex surgeries – and have a gift for knowing which option will lead to the best outcomes for each patient’s unique needs.
Our patients benefit not only from the expertise and experience of our award-winning physicians but also from the very best perioperative care leading to low operative mortality, myocardial protection, and blood conservation at every step.
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Deborah Heart and Lung Center as a 2023-2024 High Performing hospital for Heart Bypass Surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings, and is given in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.