Saint Joseph Hospital serves as the main heart and vascular treatment referral center for Heart and Vascular Institute in the Denver area. By investing in technologies, providers, and patient experience at this long-standing center of excellence, Saint Joseph Hospital provides some of the highest quality heart and vascular care in the Rocky Mountain region.

  • Volume
    Saint Joseph Hospital sees more cardiovascular patients than most other hospitals in Colorado. In fact, when it comes to cardiac surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital is consistently one of the top one or two facilities for procedure volume in the Rocky Mountain region. While volume by itself is not an indicator of quality, volume does show how experienced Saint Joseph Hospital is in treating cardiovascular patients.

  • Technology
    Saint Joseph Hospital is home to many of the latest technologies needed to provide advanced heart and vascular care. From advanced imaging such as Cardiac MRI to robotic and minimally invasive surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital can perform a wide array of life-saving procedures with precision and ease.

  • Nursing
    Saint Joseph Hospital is Magnet-recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center - an accreditation that is considered the highest recognition for nursing excellence.
  • Partnerships

    Saint Joseph Hospital is the home to several clinical partnerships that make its heart program one of the best in the region. Saint Joseph Hospital has maintained a robust clinical partnership with National Jewish Health since 2014 and has been one of the primary referral centers for Kaiser Permanente members in Colorado for more than 50 years.
  • Certification & Accreditation
    Saint Joseph Hospital has been accredited and certified in several procedures, modalities and treatment protocols, including:
    • Accredited HeartCARE Center
    • Accredited Chest Pain Center – Primary PCI with Resuscitation
    • Certified Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program
    • Accredited Echocardiography Facility
    • Accredited Nuclear Cardiology Facility
    • STEMI Receiving Hospital
    • Dr. Dean Ornish-certified Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
    • Accredited Pulmonary Hypertension Association Center of Comprehensive Care with National Jewish Health
    • Certified Transcatheter Valve Program
    • Registered Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Center
  • Registries
    Saint Joseph Hospital participates in several national registries and quality improvement programs, including:
    • Chest Pain - MI Registry™
    • LAAO Registry™
    • CathPCI Registry® with public reporting
    • STS/ACC TVT Registry™ with public reporting
    • Quality Improvement for institutions (QII)

  • U.S. News & World Report Rating
    Saint Joseph Hospital is rated as “high performing” in several cardiology and heart surgery specialties ranked by U.S. News and World Report, including:
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Heart Bypass Surgery
    • Heart Failure

  • Society for Thoracic Surgeons Star Ratings
    Saint Joseph Hospital has earned 3-out-of-3 stars from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), aortic valve replacement (AVR), and mitral valve replacement/repair (MVRR).

    A 3-star rating from STS denotes excellence in heart surgery among hospitals worldwide. A single 3-star rating is rare, while a 3-star rating in multiple categories is almost unheard of. As Saint Joseph Hospital has earned 3-star ratings in three separate categories, the hospital is easily among the best heart surgery programs in North America, if not the world.

    Furthermore, Saint Joseph Hospital has earned 3-star ratings from STS for the past 15 years in at least one surgical category, making it one of the most consistent and highest-rated programs of its kind.
  • Patient Experience
    Based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, Saint Joseph Hospital is ranked as one of the best hospitals in Colorado for patient experience, earning four out of five stars on patient surveys. What's more, Saint Joseph Hospital is among an elite class to also earn a five-star rating with CMS for overall quality and safety.