Post Number: 465
|Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 03:11 pm: ||
Nov. 15, 2011, 12:01 a.m. EST PRESS RELEASE
Nation's Top Hospital Organ Transplant Centers Identified by HealthGrades
263 Hospitals Evaluated on HealthGrades.com
Hospitals with Best Outcomes in Kidney, Lung, Heart and Liver Transplants Receive Transplant Excellence Award(TM)
Lung Transplant Excellence Award Recipients
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
1600 South West Archer Road
Lung Transplant Excellence Award
University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank
2450 Riverside Avenue
Heart Transplant Excellence Award Recipients
Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 West 8th Avenue
Heart Transplant Excellence Award
Jackson Health System
1611 North West 12th Avenue
Heart Transplant Excellence Award
Temple University Hospital
3401 North Broad Street
Post Number: 668
|Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 05:32 pm: ||
Not sure how accurate this is when your center did almost twice (58) as many as Shands (31), and had the same three-year survival. And yes, U of MN had the best three-year survival at an unheard of 84%, but they only did 23. I bet they are VERY picky about who they transplant. Doesn't make them better.
Seems pretty skewed. If this is supposed to steer people a certain way, a lot of the story is untold.
|Double-Lung transplant at Duke on 10/27/08 |
Pulmonary Fibrosis with traction bronchiectasis
Live each day as if you were living forever, and live each moment as if it were your last.
Post Number: 466
|Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 06:37 pm: ||
I completely agree with you. I only posted it because people who had transplants in other centers will not care, and people who had theirs from these will be happy about it.
I don't necessarily believe anything I read at Healthgrades, but I though that some others might.
Post Number: 581
|Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 06:01 pm: ||
Well that pretty much clears it up then , right fella's?
|Rocket Heart |
Heart Txplt 1/26/05 University of Michigan
Post Number: 84
|Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 03:03 am: ||
Interesting information, but I opted to go to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville over Shands in Gainesville because all of the people I knew to have a transplant at Gainesville had issues.
I agree with the idea of just because you are picky with who you accept and you have a great success rate doesn't make you better.
As far as I am concerned - Mayo is number 1 to me
28 with Cystic Fibrosis
Double Lung Transplant at Mayo Clinic ~
May 2, 2007
Post Number: 467
|Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 01:01 pm: ||
Most people I talk with brag about where they are living, and also say how horrible it is elsewhere.
In the same vein, it is very rare to hear a transplant recipient say anything bad about their transplant centers. Almost everyone reports that their hospital is the best in the world, and has the best doctors, nurses, and overall staff and support.
This is the way it should be, and it is even more noticeable when people have gone somewhere for life-saving surgery.
Personally, where I live it the best place to live in the country, and, wonder of wonders, the transplant center nearby is the best in the world in all respects.
Post Number: 537
|Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 02:31 pm: ||
Gee Jay I didn't know you lived in San Diego . . .
|Jack Hollenbach |
Received double lung transplant August 2 & 3, 2007 for COPD at UCSD Thornton Hospital, San Diego, CA
Live each day to your fullest, for it is a gift to be treasured