100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs - 2014

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Becker's Hospital Review has named "100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs."

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The Becker's editorial team selected these hospitals based on recognition for quality care, clinical awards and research contributions to cardiovascular care. These hospitals have received recognition as outstanding providers of cardiovascular services by U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or associated healthcare providers, and hospitals cannot pay to be included. Hospitals are presented in alphabetical order.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). The physicians at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital have a 96 percent patient recommendation rate and treat tens of thousands of patients each year. The institute provides highly specialized services, such as its center for genetic arrhythmias. The institute recently earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report's list of top 25 hospitals for heart care and heart surgery.

Adventist Medical Center (Portland, Ore.). Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular at Adventist Medical Center is one of three accredited chest pain centers in Oregon. Adventist Medical Center was one of 164 hospitals to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2013, recognizing the hospital's high standard of care for heart attack patients. It is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Advocate Christ Medical Center (Oak Lawn, Ill.). The Heart and Vascular Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center has performed the most open-heart surgeries of any hospital in Illinois. Advocate Christ Medical Center was named to U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery in 2013-14. It is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Allen Memorial Hospital (Waterloo, Iowa). Allen Memorial Hospital's Allen Heart and Vascular Center is one of 164 hospitals nationwide to receive two consecutive "exceptional heart care" ratings from the American College of Cardiology Foundation. Allen Memorial is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for heart care. It was named to Truven Health Analytics' 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2012.

AnMed Health (Anderson, S.C.). AnMed Health Heart and Vascular Center offers comprehensive cardiac services, cardiac rehabilitation and access to cardiovascular research trials. AnMed is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and has also been recognized by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

Aspirus Wausau (Wis.). Hospital. Aspirus Wausau's Aspirus Heart and Vascular Institute prides itself on its 30-minute door-to-balloon time for patients experiencing cardiac arrest. Aspirus Wasau is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for heart care, and it has also been recognized by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center's Cardiac Specialty Center specializes in the treatment of complex heart conditions, including adult congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Marfan's syndrome and valvular heart disease. Aurora St. Luke's was named to U.S. News & World Report's list of 50 hospitals with top cardiology and heart surgery programs in 2013-14.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). The Heart and Vascular Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital cares for the largest number of cardiac patients in the St. Louis area and features a 21-bed cardiac intensive care unit for postoperative cardiac and thoracic surgery care. Barnes-Jewish was named to U.S. News & World Report's list of 50 hospitals with top cardiology and heart surgery programs in 2013-14.

Baptist Hospital East (Louisville, Ky.). Baptist Hospital East provides comprehensive cardiology services and programs, including its Congestive Heart Failure Clinic and Cardiovascular Heart Awareness Program. The center is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and was one of 164 hospitals to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2013, recognizing the hospital's high standard care for heart attack patients.

Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital (Dallas). Baylor Heart and Vascular Center was the first hospital in North Texas dedicated to the exclusive care of cardiovascular patients. The hospital has received extensive accolades from many major healthcare organizations recognizing its excellence in care, including The Joint Commission, the American Heart Association, The American College of Cardiology Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American Nurses Credentialing Center, among others.

Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.). Beaumont Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center of was the first to prove the usefulness of 64-slice CT scanners in locating coronary blockages in acute chest pain patients. The hospital was named to U.S. News & World Report's list of 50 hospitals with top cardiology and heart surgery programs, and it is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital (Richmond, Va.). The Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute was the first in the world to offer digital cardiac imaging through the Inova 2000, the all-digital X-ray cardiovascular imaging system. Bon Secours St. Mary's has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Physicians at the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at Brigham and Women's performed the first successful heart valve surgery in the world and has continued to be an innovator in cardiovascular research and technology. The hospital earned a spot on U.S. New & World Report's 50 hospitals with top heart and heart surgery programs.

Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Bronson Methodist Hospital consistently ranks among top hospitals for heart attack care and heart surgery. Bronson Methodist was one of 164 hospitals to earn the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2013, recognizing the hospital's high standard care for heart attack patients. It is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Carolina Regional Heart Center (High Point, N.C.). Carolina Regional Heart Center, part of High Point (N.C.) Regional Health System, earned the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2013, recognizing the hospital's high standard care for heart attack patients. It is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

CarolinaEast Medical Center (New Bern, N.C.). CarolinaEast Medical Center's CarolinaEast Heart Care is a state-of-the-art, full-service cardiac program, complete with the first lifestyle modification-based cardiac rehabilitation program in the Eastern U.S. CarolinaEast Medical Center is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center and has been recognized for cardiac excellence by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.). Carolinas Medical Center's Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute is the Charleston region's only heart transplant center, and it offers award-winning pediatric cardiac and adult open-heart surgery, as well as cardiac rehabilitation. The hospital has earned many accolades, including recognition from the American College of Cardiology Foundation. It is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care, as well.

CaroMont Health (Gastonia, N.C.). CaroMont Health, formerly known as Gaston Memorial Hospital is affiliated with Columbia HeartSource, an outreach program form New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. CaroMont recently earned recognition from the American College of Cardiology Foundation and is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for heart care.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Specialists at the Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai have performed the most heart transplants in the last two years of any hospital in the country. The center earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery.

Centerpoint Medical Center (Independence, Mo.). Centerpoint Medical Center is the largest provider of heart care in the Kansas City, Mo.-area. The hospital has earned recognition from the American College of Cardiology Foundation, is accredited by the National Society of Chest Pain and is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). The Heart and Vascular Center at Christ Hospital is currently holding clinical trials for two interventional cardiology devices. The Christ Hospital is also devoted to educating patients on heart function and heart disease. It has received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American College of Cardiology Foundation, and was also named to Truven Health Analytics' 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2012.

Cleveland Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic's Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute is the largest cardiovascular practice in the country, also treating the largest volume of heart and vascular patients out of any other hospital. Among other accolades, it was named as the top hospital in the country for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. New & World Report's for 2013-14. This is Cleveland Clinic's 19th consecutive year in the top spot.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center (Upland, Pa.). Crozer-Chester Medical Center is a leader in establishing specialty cardiac programs for surgery and rehabilitation in its region, especially in open heart surgery and angioplasty. The hospital earned the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2013, recognizing the hospital's high standard care for heart attack patients. It is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center.

 

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