The program's success is directly related to the surgical team's experience and dedication, says Michael Murphy, MD, director, cardiothoracic surgery.
"The average tenure for our cardiac surgery nursing staff is 20 years, and unlike many hospitals, our surgeons and cardiothoracic anesthesiologists operate exclusively at Missouri Baptist Medical Center
ur patients benefit from this experience and core team approach with outcomes that well exceed national averages."
The Hospital focuses on innovations to ensure patient safety.
"We were early to adopt aviation-based protocols in our operating rooms and cardiac recovery areas," says Dr. Murphy