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Mary Washington Hospital Joins Top Five Percent of all TAVR Heart Valve Programs with Distinguished 3-STAR Ranking

Mary Washington Hospital Joins Top Five Percent of all TAVR Heart Valve Programs with Distinguished 3-STAR Ranking

Fredericksburg, va, November 9, 2023 ― Mary Washington Hospital’s Structural Heart and Valve Clinic has again earned the highest three-star rating for its patient care and outcomes in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Mary Washington Hospital is also among the top five percent of all TAVR programs in the USA, and the only program in the state of Virginia earning the highest 3-STAR rating. This latest designation analysis of data covers the period from October 1, 2019–September 30, 2022.

The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, rating the benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs across the United States and Canada. The 3-star rating for TAVR outcomes is calculated using a combination of quality measures for specific procedures.

“Mary Washington Healthcare is again honored for being recognized for delivering exceptional cardiac care, which consistently yields positive outcomes for our patients,” said Mike McDermott, MD, MBA, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Washington Healthcare. “Our unwavering commitment is to serve the healthcare needs of our community by harnessing cutting-edge technology and exceptional clinical teams.”

TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve in patients with severe aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening which can cause chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue due to limited blood flow. TAVR provides a unique option for patients to have a valve replacement without open heart surgery. Patients who have the TAVR procedure often spend just one day in the hospital and experience a quicker recovery than with traditional heart surgery. For more information, visit


About Mary Washington Healthcare:

Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional healthcare system that provides inpatient and outpatient care at over 60 facilities including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed tertiary hospital, Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital, three emergency departments, and a multi-specialty graduate medical education program. Mary Washington Healthcare is a non-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, visit

About The Society of Thoracic Surgeons:

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization that represents more than 7,300 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The Society’s mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.

About The American College of Cardiology:

The American College of Cardiology is a non-for-profit organization that represents more than 55,000 cardiologists, researchers, and allied health professionals worldwide whose vision is a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. The College’s mission is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health along with core values comprising patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, and professionalism and excellence.