100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs - 2014

 

Shannon Medical Center (San Angelo, Texas). Shannon Medical Center has long been an innovator, performing Concho Valley's first open-heart surgery in 1988. The American College of Cardiology Foundation recently recognized Shannon Medical Center with its Silver Performance Achievement Award for high standards in heart attack care. The 400-bed hospital is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Shawnee Mission (Kansas) Medical Center. The Heart and Vascular Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center subscribes to an interdisciplinary approach to heart care and includes an accredited chest pain center. The center recently earned American College of Cardiology Foundation recognition and was named a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Sparrow Hospital (Lansing, Mich.). The Cardiac Center of Excellence at Sparrow Hospital is the newest heart facility in the region. The program, focused on prevention, recently earned the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Silver Performance Achievement Award for high standards in heart attack care and recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Cardiology at Spectrum Health Butterworth combines personalized medicine with specialty care and risk-education to achieve excellent cardiac outcomes. The program earned recognition as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care from Blue Cross Blue Shield and has also been recognized by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, N.Y.). The Heart Center at St. Francis Hospital is the only specialty designated cardiac center in New York state. It was recently home to clinical trials for drug eluting stents. The comprehensive cardiac center was named to U.S. News & World Report's list of top 10 hospitals for heart care in 2013-14.

St. Joseph Hospital–Orange (Calif.). The Heart and Vascular Center at St. Joseph Hospital-Orange was home to Orange County's first open-heart surgery in 1961 and is one of the only health centers in the county equipped to treat adult congenital heart defects today. It recently earned American College of Cardiology Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield recognition for excellence in heart care.

St. Luke's (Duluth, Minn.). St. Luke's Cardiology Associates takes pride in being supported by the latest evidence-based technology and techniques. The center recently earned recognition as a Blue Distinction Center from Blue Cross Blue Shield and it has also been recognized by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). St. Luke's has the first and largest cardiology practice in the Cedar Rapids region. The hospital has often been recognized for the quality of its heart care, including recognitions from Truven Health Analytics, the American College of Cardiology, The Joint Commission and Blue Cross Blue Shield. It recently received an award from the American College of Cardiology Foundation for outstanding heart attack care.

Stanford Hospital and Clinics (Palo Alto, Calif.). Stanford Hospital and Clinics' heart program prides itself on having excellent outcomes, despite serving lower income populations, and it offers emotional support and travel aid in addition to comprehensive cardiovascular care. It has earned many awards for exemplary heart care, including a place on the U.S. News & World Report's list of top 20 hospitals for heart care in 2013-14.

Stormont-Vail HealthCare (Topeka, Kan.). The Cotton O'Neil Heart Center at Stormont-Vail HealthCare has 15 outreach locations and has invested in high-resolution imaging at each of them to diagnose cardiac problems on location. Its high performance and adherence to treatment guidelines have earned it recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American College of Cardiology Foundation.  

Tacoma (Wash.) General Hospital-Allenmore. Multicare Regional Heart & Vascular Center, affiliated with Tacoma General Hospital-Allenmore, opened the first cardiac catheterization lab and was the first hospital to use a drug-coated stent in that region. The hospital is recognized for excellence in cardiac care, including recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

Tampa General Hospital. The strength of Tampa General's cardiac care has led to its inclusion on U.S. News & World Report's list of the top 50 cardiac hospitals in the nation six consecutive times. The cardiac center includes six catheterization laboratories, six interventional radiology suites and hybrid operating rooms. The hospital was included on U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for heart care in 2013-14.

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston). The Texas Heart Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The center includes an heart art gallery, a heart device museum and a heart library to complement its comprehensive heart care and heart surgery programs. The Texas Heart Institute earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report's list of the top 50 hospitals for heart care and heart surgery in 2013-14.

Trident Health – Trident Medical Center (Charleston, S.C.). The Heart Center at Trident Medical Center combines cardiac surgery with cardiac rehabilitation for excellent outcomes. It offers cardiac intensive care, complete with state-of-the-art monitoring systems to ensure the best outcomes for patients at any level of illness. The center has earned recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American College of Cardiology Foundation for its heart care quality.

UC San Diego Medical Center. The Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health System is the only academic heart center in San Diego. The center is heavily involved in clinical trials for at least 17 conditions. UC San Diego was named to Truven Health Analytics' 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2012 and U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for cardiology in 2013-14.

UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). All of UCLA Medical Center's cardiovascular care is offered at the new UCLA Cardiovascular Center. It features many specialized cardiac programs, including an advanced heart failure program, a congenital heart disease center and a cardiac arrhythmia center. It was recently named to the U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for heart care in 2013-14.

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). The University Hospitals Case Medical Center offers heart care through its Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. The institute contains 11 centers of excellence for various heart-related specialties. The institute prides itself on the development of individualized treatment plans. It was recently named to U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for cardiology in 2013-14.

University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). The Center for Advanced Heart Care at the University of Kansas Hospital is a widely celebrated program attached to a research institute. The center is the only one in the region to have heart failure accreditation from the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. It was named on U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for heart care and heart surgery in 2013-14. It is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for heart care.  

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor). University of Michigan's Frankel Cardiovascular Center offers educational programs and fitness classes for cardiac rehabilitation, women's health, nutrition and eating habits, exercise and mindfulness. The center recently was named on U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for heart care and heart surgery 2013-14.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian. UPMC's division of cardiology is far-reaching, with 20 locations throughout Pennsylvania. It also has several specialized programs for women, cardiovascular genetics and advanced heart failure. Often recognized, the division was named one of U.S. News & World Report's top 30 hospitals for heart care in 2013-14.

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (Madison). The Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Wisconsin includes more than 130 researchers, physicians and educators. It strives to create research around four themes: heart failure, arrhythmia, vascular biology and imaging. The center has earned recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American College of Cardiology Foundation for its heart care quality.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Vanderbilt Heart, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's cardiology branch, is an innovator in cardiac care. It is the first U.S. medical center conducting trials for glial growth factor 2, a drug to regrow heart muscle. The center was named to U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for cardiology in 2013-14.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). The Heart Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health provides cardiac care through a regimen of personalized medicine. The center has received accolades from The Joint Commission, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and UnitedHealth, among other organizations. Most recently, the center was named to U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for heart care in 2013-14.

Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, Tenn.). Wellmont's Level One Heart Attack Network, the only one of its kind in the region, exists to improve times for heart attack treatment across the region. The center offers full-service cardiac care and was recently selected as the top hospital in the country for interventional carotid care by CareChex. The center has earned recognition for its heart care quality from Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

West Jefferson Medical Center (Marrero, La.). The Cardiology, Vascular Surgery and Chest Pain Center at West Jefferson Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to offer round-the-clock emergency room heart care. The center recently was awarded a designation as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care from Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as recognition from the American College of Cardiology Foundation for excellent heart attack care.

Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. Winchester Medical Center's cardiology department includes accredited echocardiography, a vascular laboratory and nuclear cardiology services. The center was recently recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Additionally, the hospital received the Silver Performance Achievement Award for high standards in heart attack care from the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. The Heart and Vascular Center at Yale-New Haven treats the most heart and vascular patients of any hospital in Connecticut. Among the many awards it has received, the hospital was named to U.S. News & World Report's top 50 hospitals for heart care in 2013-14.

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