Pediatric Heart Program Outcomes

As a parent of a child with a heart condition, you expect the highest quality care possible for your child. You want the most experienced team available.

At UVA, our entire team works to continuously improve the care we provide to children with heart disease. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our children's heart care among the top 50 in the nation.

In 2020-2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Children’s heart care as “excellent” in:

  • Heart transplant
  • Infection prevention
  • Clinical services
  • Advanced technologies available
  • Quality improvement
  • Support for families

U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Children’s as “very high” for Norwood procedure survival and complication prevention and our congenital heart program as “above average.”

Our Heart Care: Survival and Median Length of Stay Outcomes

According to data from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS), our survival rates are better than or are close to national averages across all five STAT categories. Our median length of stay is also significantly shorter than the national average across the five categories.

"STAT" is a tool that measures the risks for mortality associated with some heart surgeries. Surgeries in STAT 1 are less complex and have the lowest risks for mortality. The surgeries get more complex and risky as you go up on STAT levels.


A chart showing quality and safety outcomes for UVA Children's Heart care.


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