UF Health Shands Children's Hospital: Hospital Fast Facts

FY 2020 Data

  • Inpatients treated: 9,043
  • Outpatient visits: 66,111
  • Pediatric surgeries: 8,425
  • E.R. visits: 34,646

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 December 2018 report from the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database, covering procedural data from July 1, 2014, through June 2018. This report includes information from 118 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).

UF Health Congenital Heart Center infographic 2019