St. Cloud Hospital among best in nation for heart surgery

Consumer Reports released data on the top hospitals for heart surgery in the United States. The ratings reflect how well hospitals performed on open heart surgery, including heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. CentraCare Health – St. Cloud Hospital earned “better than expected” ratings, the highest given, in both areas and is amongst an elite group, being the only hospital in Minnesota and one of only 17 hospitals nationwide to earn top scores in both categories.
CentraCare Health – St. Cloud has earned a top rating each of the five times Consumer Reports has reviewed heart surgery since 2010. Because of this consistent performance, Consumer Reports has referred to the program in St. Cloud as an “all-star heart surgery group.”
Consumer Reports’ special Heart Healthy Report appears in its May issue and online at