Arkansas Heart Hospital

93%

Patients that would definitely recommend

23% higher than the national average

Arkansas Heart Hospital is a medical facility located in Little Rock, AR. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021, 2020)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™

Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)

Superior clinical outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, and peripheral vascular bypass surgery

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery

2 ratings were better than expected

9 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

2022, 2021

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™

Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™

2023

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™

2022, 2021

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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91%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

22% higher than the national average

93%

Would definitely recommend

23% higher than the national average

Arkansas Heart Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%89%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%90%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%83%66%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%74%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%64%53%

Arkansas Heart Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%77%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%78%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Professional, knowledgeable, kind & caring.

Nov 20 2022

Review for Dr. Backstedt

Dr. Pennington was very thorough when explaining what could possibly be the reasons for my symptoms. He is a very good listener and very patient. I didn’t feel rushed at all.

P Holt Nov 18 2022

Review for Dr. Pennington

Juls Nov 18 2022

Review for Dr. Pennington

His actions saved my life and made my life much better quality

Six Oct 30 2022

Review for Dr. Sherbet

I enjoyed seeing Dr.Kakati,when I go for my visit.He take the time to talk with you,and listen to what you have to say. I would recommend him to everyone that needs a good doctor.He have help me a lot. I Thank God that I found him and he is my Doctor.

Mary Eason Oct 20 2022

Review for Dr. Kakati

Location

Arkansas Heart Hospital

1701 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock AR 72211

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(501) 219-7000

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1701 S Shackleford Rd

Little Rock, AR 72211

Directions

(501) 219-7000