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Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Lourdes Honored for Excellence in Cardiac Surgery

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgeryâ„¢, and is the recipient of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Awardâ„¢ and other honors.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. Its American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

“We strive to be the destination hospital for cardiac care in the Delaware Valley, and being named one of America’s top hospitals for cardiac surgery is a reflection of efforts to achieve that goal,” said Alexander J. Hatala, Lourdes Health System President and CEO. “This award is also the result of the outstanding performance and leadership of Arthur Martella, MD, our chief of cardiothoracic surgery, and advance practice nurses, technicians and other skilled team members who work faithfully on behalf of our patients.”

For 2014, Healthgrades ranked Lourdes in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for pulmonary care and awarded it the Pulmonary Care Excellence Awardâ„¢. In addition, the organization rated Our Lady of Lourdes five stars (indicating clinical outcomes are better than expected) in the treatment of:

  • Coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery, treatment of heart attack, treatment of heart failure
  • Treatment of stroke
  • Treatment of pneumonia
  • Appendectomy
  • Treatment of sepsis and respiratory failure
  • Women’s health

Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County received two five stars for 2014: for appendectomy and the treatment of respiratory failure.

“As American policy-makers focus more intently on ways to lower healthcare costs and improve quality, patients are being asked to assume more responsibility for their healthcare decisions– from selection of their health plan to the associated network of physicians and hospitals,” said Evan Marks, EVP, Strategy and Informatics, Healthgrades.   “Since all hospitals do not perform equally in all procedures, patients can have confidence that by selecting a physician associated with a hospital that has achieved recognition by Healthgrades, they can potentially improve outcomes and reduce costs.”

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at

About Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is a regional referral center, known for providing the most sophisticated levels of care. For more than five decades, the medical center has been committed to enhancing the health and well-being of southern New Jersey’s residents.

The 359-bed teaching hospital has a keen focus on women’s health and offers many specialty services for the women it serves. Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center offers a broad spectrum of women’s services including some of the most advanced technology, testing and services for mother and baby in the region such as a Level III Perinatal Care, Antenatal Consultation Unit, Maternal Transport Service and Intensive Care Nursery; minimally invasive gynecologic and urologic procedures; advanced treatment and patient navigator services for women with breast cancer. In addition to being among the largest providers of cardiac services in the Delaware Valley, the medical center offers a nationally recognized stroke program and is the only hospital in the southern half of the state of New Jersey performing kidney, pancreas and liver transplants.

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 225 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites to search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs.   Consumers are empowered  through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action.   For more information please visit

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