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The Mount Sinai Hospital Earns Highest Ratings in New York State Report on Coronary Angioplasty
Date:4/29/2010

two of only five doctors who were awarded individual double-star ratings for significantly lower risk-adjusted mortality rates than the statewide average. Dr. Sharma achieved a 0.41 percent rating in both non-emergency cases and overall cases, while Dr. Kini achieved a 0.43 percent rating for overall cases. Their success confirms their status as world-class physicians and represents Mount Sinai’s unwavering commitment to providing superior outcomes for it patients

Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, said, “Drs. Sharma and Kini are exemplary physicians and leaders. Under their direction, Mount Sinai’s Cath Lab team has earned a reputation that exceeds that of any other institution.”

The Mount Sinai Hospital performed by far the most angioplasties of any hospital – more than 13,000 – in the three-year period studied in the Department of Health report, and only one other doctor statewide came close to performing the number of procedures completed by Drs. Sharma and Kini, who performed 3,722 and 2,780 angioplasties, respectively. That volume reflects the hospital’s expertise and experience in the procedure, and because of its ability to successfully handle complex cases, about a third of its patients are referred from outside Mount Sinai’s patient base.

“Despite the high volume of cardiac patients we treat, our team consistently provides top-notch patient care. The report’s rating exemplifies our dedication to quality and safety, and we look forward to making further improvements next year," Dr. Kini adds.

The Cath Lab’s low mortality rate can be attributed to the seamless technical skills of its doctors and the attention they pay to minute details before, during, and after each procedure. There is a more than 150-page comprehensive procedure manual detailing specific protocols for every aspect of a proce
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