Why Choose UF Health Heart Surgery

The UF Health Heart Surgery Program at Halifax Health is among the top 10% of heart programs in the nation awarded the highest 3-star rating* by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). STS is a non-profit organization that represents more than 7,000 surgeons, researchers and healthcare professionals worldwide.

Why Choose UF Health Heart Surgery at Halifax Health

Since 2015, UF Health and Halifax Health have been leading the way in heart surgery outcomes in East Central Florida – proving to be a win-win collaboration for our community. The following statistics are based on heart bypass surgicial performance over a 12-month time period that have taken place at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

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All data is based on the current analysis of national data on cardiac surgery performance covering the period from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 through The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Highest-Rated Heart Program

UF Health Heart & Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health continues to receive the highest rating for open heart bypass surgical performance by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), which measures clinical excellence in heart programs nationwide. This puts our heart program among the top 10% of heart programs in the nation; meaning you get world-class surgical care close to home.

The STS rating is based on the performance provided by UF cardiothoracic surgeons and Halifax Health’s surgical team during open heart bypass surgery (both on-pump and off-pump procedures), as well as post-surgery protocols that have been determined to provide the best outcomes for patients. This is considered the gold standard in tracking the performance of any heart program.

Get Home Faster

Our patients are released home an average of 2 days faster (when compared to the national average of 7 days) after they have undergone heart bypass surgery.

Less time in the Operating Room

Our patients are out of the operating room an average of 25 minutes faster when compared with the national average.

Less time in the ICU

Our patients spend an average of 40 hours less in the ICU compared to the national average, which showcases the proficiency in the cardiothoracic surgeons and surgical team.

Less Likely to Need a Blood Transfusion

Our patients are less likely to need a blood transfusion during or after open heart surgery, leading to reduced chances in complications post-surgery, such as wound infections or other negative reactions due to the transfusion itself.

Off Ventilator 6 Times Faster

We get our patients off the ventilator 6 times faster when compared with the national average. This results in faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays.

Lower Chance of Complications

Our patients have a lower chance of complications after heart surgery. Having a lower chance of complications is tied to the steps and procedural systems the surgeons and surgical team have in place to ensure the very best outcome for each patient.

Proficiency in Off-Pump Heart Bypass Surgery

Forty-nine percent of our heart bypass patients received the benefits of off-pump surgery compared to the 12% average of other heart programs nationwide.