MountainStar Rankings and Designations

Experienced hands at St. Mark's Hospital. Our top-ranked cardiovascular surgeons exceed national quality standards. Three stars, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons - David Affleck, MD - Kent Thorne, MD, FACS - Shreekanth Karwande, MD

St. Mark’s Hospital

  • The only hospital in Utah and among HCA hospitals to achieve the highest rating - three stars - for these surgeries:
    • Isolated aortic valve replacement
    • Isolated mitral valve replacement and repair (Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2015-2018)
  • Earned The Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures (2018)
  • St. Mark's Hospital was recently awarded an "A" for Patient Safety, which is the highest grade possible from The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital safety watchdog organization. St. Mark's is the only hospital in Salt Lake City to earn an "A" grade two times in a row.
  • St. Mark's Hospital is part of HCA Healthcare, and they have been named a World's Most Ethical Company for the ninth consecutive year.
  • Named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ two years in a row (Healthgrades 2017 and 2018)
  • Named among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Coronary Intervention Procedures for two consecutive years (Healthgrades 2016, 2017)
  • Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain and Heart Failure Accreditations (Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care 2016)
  • Only hospital in Utah listed among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® nationwide (Truven Analytics 2015)
  • Achieved the Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Award (American Heart and Stroke Association 2014 - 2018)
  • Ranked #6 among the Best Hospitals in Utah (U.S. News and World Report 2014)
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center (Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care)
  • Verified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Utah Department of Health
  • Earned the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for three years in a row, placing it among the Top 10 percent in the nation (Healthgrades 2016-2018) (Top 5% 2017 & 2018)
  • Earned the Joint Replacement Excellence Award, placing it among the Top five percent in the nation (Healthgrades 2018)

Healthgrades Ratings

  • Five-star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 13 years (2005-2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Five-star Rated for Total Hip Replacement (2018)
  • Five-star Rated for Sepsis Treatment 6 years in a row (2013-2018)
  • Five-star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure (2018)
  • Five-star Rated for Colorectal Surgeries 5 consecutive years (2014-2018)
  • Five-star Rated for Heart Attack Care three years in a row (2015- 2017)
  • Five-star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures for two years in a row (2016, 2017)
  • Five-star Rated for Small Intestine Surgeries 2 years in a row (2017 - 2018)
  • Five-star Rated for Pneumonia Treatment for 13 years (2003-2015)
  • Five-star Rated for Maternity Care (2014 & 2015)