Mary Washington Hospital named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ for the second year in a row!

The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ study is now in its 21st year.

Hospitals were scored in key value-based performance areas, and winners are selected based on highest current overall performance.

Mary Washington Hospital ranked in the 99th percentile overall for 2020 (based on 2018 study data).

To learn more about Mary Washington Healthcare's Advanced Cardiac Care program, visit

“This recognition represents the continuous hard work and tireless dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff at Mary Washington Hospital. The safety and well-being of our patients are at the center of everything we do, and our team provides the same high-quality, compassionate care we’d want for members of our own families. We’re grateful to again be named among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country.”

Michael McDermott, MD, MBA, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Mary Washington Healthcare

Pictured above is Mike Brown, CCP, Cardiac Surgery Program Manager; and Mrs. Mae Fink, the first cardiac patient to receive a Transaortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure at Mary Washington Hospital in 2016. TAVR is a minimally invasive surgical heart valve replacement procedure for patients with aortic stenosis who are not surgical candidates for traditional open heart surgery. It is a less invasive option that enables surgeons to use a catheter to guide an artificial heart valve through the carotid artery - directly into the heart, position it within the patient’s native heart valve and implant the new valve allowing it to restore blood flow.

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  • Cardiac Surgery
    Our cardiovascular program at Mary Washington Healthcare offers the latest techniques in minimally invasive procedures as well as traditional techniques and surgery to treat heart conditions. Your multidisciplinary care team has many years of experience working together in this specialized field. Our board-certified, fellowship trained cardiothoracic surgeons offer a high level of clinical expertise, with 40+ years of experience and nearly 10,000 surgical procedures combined. You will receive the level of care that’s expected from a major medical center with attention to your comfort and unique needs.Our enrollment in leading-edge clinical studies make patient treatment options available that might not be accessible through other cardiovascular programs. We help you gain the skills you need to sustain good health during your recovery and beyond.
  • Structural Heart and Valve
    The Mary Washington Hospital Structural Heart & Valve Clinic evaluates patients with aortic valve stenosis to determine the most appropriate treatment option for the patient. Aortic stenosis occurs when the aortic valve narrows and obstructs blood flow from leaving the heart into the aorta and the rest of the body. As the condition progresses, the heart weakens as it works harder to pump blood across the narrowed valve. Mary Washington Hospital’s Structural Heart & Valve Clinic Team consists of specialists with various areas of expertise that review each patient’s tests and results to develop a customized treatment plan. Dr. John Cardone and Dr. Alex Na, cardiothoracic surgeons, and Dr. Harish Chandra and Dr Arijit Chanda, interventional cardiologists, work with cardiologists and primary care physicians in the region to make life-saving aortic stenosis treatment options available to patients.
  • Interventional Cardiology
    The Interventional cardiology services offered at MWHC includes Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology using catheter based diagnosis and treatment procedures. These procedures typically involve less pain, less time in the hospital, and improved recovery or patients. Our team of interventional cardiologists perform the latest in diagnostic tests and treatments, including two new implantation procedures; the Watchman implant designed to reduce the risk of stroke for AFib and the new wireless pacemaker using the most advanced heart pacing technology available, one tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker.
  • Heart Failure
    More than 5 million Americans live each year with heart failure. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can’t pump blood the way it should. It develops over time as the pumping of the heart grows weaker. Mary Washington Healthcare is dedicated to helping patients with heart failure live better lives. We have developed a comprehensive heart failure program to promote the health and well being of our patients and their families, providing them with the life skills needed to manage their condition successfully.
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    The MWHC Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation team includes registered nurses, respiratory therapists and exercise physiologists. We work closely with the patient's cardiac care team and are committed to helping patients start to exercise and make other lifestyle changes recommended by physicians. Under the supervision of our team of trained professionals patients safely improve their physical conditioning, confidence and strength.
What Our Patients Say
  • "I knew I wanted to go to Mary Washington Hospital because I knew they were one of the top 50 cardiovascular centers in the nation.

    "Don't ignore the symptoms. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't be afraid to go to the hospital."

    - Randy Powell, with wife Christal Blue from Thunder 104.5
  • "I don’t think I could have gotten better care anywhere in the country than I got at Mary Washington. The expertise of Dr. Cardone and the medical staff. They work in a way... they’re not giving up. They’re not losing hope. When you see staff not losing hope and not giving up it’s just phenomenal. I just think they did a magnificent job."
    - Bill Howell, Cardiac Surgery patient

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