Hospital Fast Facts

FY 2017 Data

  • Inpatients treated: 9,845
  • Outpatient visits: 78,531
  • Pediatric surgeries: 9,125
  • E.R. visits: 38,760

Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery Outcomes

The UF Health Congenital Heart Center takes care of some of the sickest children in Florida and the southeastern United States, and we have excellent outcomes.

Our data are pulled from the May 2017 report from the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database, covering procedural data from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2016. This report includes information from 116 North American congenital heart surgery participants. STS data are arranged by complexity of procedure, based on STAT Categories 1-5, or the Society of Thoracic Surgeons – European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Mortality Categories.

  • STAT Category 1 cases are less complex procedures that have a low risk of complications (i.e. closures of atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects).
  • STAT Category 2 cases are procedures that have an increased risk of complications (i.e. coarctation of the aorta repair, congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect repair).
  • STAT Category 3 cases are complex procedures that have an increased risk of complications (i.e. hemiFontan and arterial switch operation).
  • STAT Category 4 cases are more complex procedures that have a higher risk of complications (i.e. Tetralogy of Fallot repairs and truncus arteriosus repairs).
  • STAT Category 5 cases are the most complex procedures and have the highest risk of complications (i.e. Norwood procedure and heart-lung transplant).

As of 2016, the UF Health Congenital Heart Center’s overall operative survive rates – averaging all STAT categories – are above the national average.

Congenital Heart Center Outcomes - Fall 2017