STS-ND_Logo_2018.jpg The Congenital Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Illinois is a leader in providing some of the nation’s best outcome statistics in pediatric and congenital cardiovascular care. These outcomes reflect not only our dedication to our patients, but our commitment to our Mission: to provide the greatest care and love. As we relentlessly strive to improve our patient experiences, these outcomes keep us accountable to our patients, our medical peers and our Ministry.

With this approach, our program maintains a 97.1 percent overall discharge survival rate – better than Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) benchmarks. Our program was one of the first to participate in STS public reporting.

Some Highlights from 2022


Overall survival rate for our pediatric & congenital heart surgery program

  • Length of Stay by Surgical Procedure | 2018-2022

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    CHOI - Children's Hospital of Illinois

    STS - Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery Mortality by Complexity | 2018-2022

  • congenital-cardiac-surgery-mortality-by-complexity.png Complexity Stratified Operations (STAT) Outcomes: Complexity stratification is a tool for grouping many different operations into groups according to mortality risk. The groupings are called STAT (The Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery) categories and range 1-5 with 1 being associated with the lowest mortality risk and 5 the highest mortality risk. Some examples of common operations in each category are as follows. Please contact you or your child’s congenital cardiologist/cardiac surgeon with questions regarding STAT categories.

    STAT Category 1- Atrial septal defect repair, Ventricular septal defect repair
    STAT Category 2- Bi-directional Glenn, Fontan, Coarctation of the aorta repair, Tetralogy of Fallot repair
    STAT Category 3- Atrioventricular canal repair, Arterial switch operation, Rastelli procedure, Conduit placement
    STAT Category 4- Interrupted Aortic Arch repair, Truncus arteriosus repair, modified Blalock-Taussig shunt procedures, Pulmonary artery banding
    STAT Category 5- Norwood procedure, Damus-Kaye-Stansel procedure

  • Neonatal Heart Operations (<30 days old) | 2019 - 2022

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  • 43 Year History of Complex Congenital Heart Surgery in Peoria | Congenital CV Surgical Volumes

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  • 43 Year History of Complex Congenital Heart Surgery in Peoria | Congenital CV Surgical Outcomes

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