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Baptist Health Baptist Hospital Recognized by Society of Thoracic Surgeons as One of Nation’s Best for Open Heart Surgery


Baptist Health Baptist Hospital, in south Florida, is being recognized as one of the highest-performing facilities in the country for cardiac surgery after earning a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures. This honor places Baptist Hospital among the top 10% in the nation for this procedure. The three-star rating is also the highest a hospital can achieve.

Dr. Joseph T. McGinn

Dr. Joseph T. McGinn

“This achievement speaks volumes to the amount of work and effort our team performs on a daily basis to make sure we are giving patients the very best when it comes to cardiac surgical outcomes”, said Dr. Joseph T. McGinn, cardiothoracic surgeon and chief of cardiac surgery at Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “I am proud to be able to lead a talented group of medical professionals who make sure our hospital provides some of the most comprehensive care in our community and beyond.”

Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is an international not-for-profit organization representing cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers, and other healthcare professionals who are part of the cardiothoracic surgery team. STS members are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest.

Baptist Hospital is the flagship hospital for Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. The institute diagnoses and treats heart conditions by performing a variety of complex procedures. These include surgical treatment of heart failure, weakened or malfunctioning heart valves, and congenital heart defects in adults. The surgeons also perform transcatheter aortic valve replacements and implant ventricular assist devices.

Since 1960, Baptist Hospital has been one of the most respected medical centers in South Florida. Located just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport, the hospital's full range of medical and technological services is the natural choice for a growing number of people throughout the world.  For more information about our services, visit Baptist Health Baptist Hospital


About Baptist Health
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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