100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs - 2013

 

Duke University Medical Center (Durham, N.C.). The Duke Heart Center is the analytic epicenter of many heart research programs, including data collection efforts from the American College of Cardiology, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Heart Association. The hospital earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 list of top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery.

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Emory Heart and Vascular Center in Atlanta treats more than 13,000 patients per year. Emory physicians helped lead the transition from open-heart procedures to minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, and the center continues to be a major player in international research trials. Consistently recognized on U.S. News & World Report's list, the center again earned a spot on the 2013-14 edition of 50 hospitals with top heart and heart surgery programs.

Florida Hospital (Orlando). Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute handles more than 70,000 cases each year.  The institute has a reputation for innovation and offers patients access to clinical trials. It was named as one of the top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2013-14.

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Hackensack University Medical Center describes its Heart and Vascular Hospital as a "hospital within a hospital," which to Hackensack means it subscribes to a multidisciplinary approach to heart care. The hospital was recently named as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.  

Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia). Hahnemann's heart care specialties include cardiothoracic surgery, catheterization and peripheral vascular services, echocardiography, electrophysiology, heart failure and transplant and nuclear cardiology. The nearly 200-bed hospital is recognized by the American Heart Association for its treatment of coronary artery disease and heart failure. Hahnemann recently earned a spot on the U.S. News & World Report's top 50 hospitals for cardiology and cardiac surgery.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). Penn Heart and Vascular at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania is regularly recognized, both domestically and abroad, for its cardiovascular research and care. Among its accolades, the hospital earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery in 2013-14.

Houston Methodist Hospital. The DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center at Houston Methodist Hospital invests in training the next generation of cardiovascular leaders, hosting the Cardiovascular Fellow's Bootcamp, a program that teaches trainees about the latest advances in cardiovascular medicine. The center was recently named to U.S. News & World Report's 2013 top 50 hospitals for heart and heart surgery. It is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital. Huntsville Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited disease management specialty clinic, has a five-star rating for cardiac surgery from Healthgrades and is celebrating recognition from the American Heart Association's "Get With the Guidelines" program for coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. The hospital is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

Integris Baptist Medical Center (Oklahoma City). Through its Advanced Cardiac Care program, Integris Baptist Medical Center boasts three-year survival rates as high as 80 percent after heart transplants. It recently earned recognition as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and is recognized for heart attack care excellence by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis). Under IU's cardiovascular program, IU Health Methodist specialists recently implanted the first artificial heart transplanted in Indiana. The hospital embodies this excellence throughout its comprehensive heart surgery and heart care program, having been named to the U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for heart care for the second year in a row in 2013-14.

John Muir Medical Center (Concord, Calif.). John Muir Medical Center offers prevention and wellness services and a heart program specifically designed for women. The hospital is one of three in the Bay Area participating in clinical trials for transcatheter aortic valve replacements. It has been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute s heavily involved in cutting-edge cardiovascular research, including recent research on heart disease prevention and effects of heart medications such as statins. The institute has an accredited chest pain center and is a Blue Distinction Center. It has earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery in 2013-14.

Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. Physicians at Lancaster Heart & Vascular Institute perform more heart procedures than those at any other heart center in its area, and the hospital has one of the lowest heart attack readmission rates in the country. It recently earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 list of top 50 hospitals for cardiac care, and is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.). Leigh Valley Heart and Vascular Center has the fifth largest heart program in Pennsylvania and consistently ranks among the top one percent of hospitals for heart attack survival. Lehigh Valley recently earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery.

Lenox Hill Hospital (New York City). Physicians at Lenox Hill were the first to perform several procedures in the United States, including the first angiogram and the first drug-coated stent implantation. U.S. News & World Report included Lenox Hill as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for heart care in 2013-14.

Liberty (Mo.) Hospital. The Heart and Vascular Center at Liberty Hospital has received several awards, including the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Silver Performance Achievement Award for its high standards in heart attack care. The center is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). Loyola University Medical Center's department of cardiology has received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence and earned a place as one of the top 20 hospitals in the country for heart care from U.S. News & World Report in 2013-14.

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). The origin of Massachusetts General's cardiovascular services dates back nearly 100 years. Scientists at its Cardiovascular Research Center recently identified a master heart stem cell that is critical for the recreation of heart tissue to repair damaged hearts. U.S. News & World Report named Massachusetts General as one of the top 10 hospitals for heart care in 2013-14.

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Physicians in the department of cardiology and vascular medicine at Mayo Clinic treat 55,000 patients each year. The department is heavily involved in patient education and has a book for commercial sale: Mayo Clinic Heart Healthy for Life! Truven Health Analytics named it to its 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2012, and U.S. News & World Report named Mayo Clinic as one of the top hospitals in the country for heart care in 2013-14.

McLaren Bay Region (Bay City, Mich.). McLaren Bay Region's Bay Heart and Vascular center is committed to making care accessible and transparent to patients through extensive, patient-friendly video documentation of cardiac treatments. The hospital recently received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Silver Performance Achievement Award for high standards in heart attack care, and it is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care.

Medical Center of Central Georgia (Macon, Ga.). Physicians at the Georgia Heart Center at the Medical Center of Central Georgia have a collective 50 years of experience in heart care and perform more than 750 heart surgeries annually. The Medical Center of Central Georgia also has an accredited chest pain center. The hospital recently earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's list of top 50 hospitals for heart care and cardiac surgery.

Medical University Hospital of South Carolina (Charleston, S.C.). Medical University Hospital of South Carolina is the state's only full-service heart and vascular center and was home to the first heart transplant in South Carolina more than 20 years ago. Medical University Hospital is as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Silver Performance Achievement Award for excellence in heart attack treatment in 2013.

MedStar Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center. MedStar's cardiology team focuses on excellent diagnosis through imaging, electrophysiology, biopsy, heart scanning, nuclear cardiology and stress testing. MedStar Washington was recently named a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and was named one of the top 30 hospitals in the country for heart care by U.S. News & World Report in 2013-14.

Memorial Medical Center (Springfield, Ill.). Memorial Medical Center's heart care program includes a significant educational component for children in an attempt to make a lasting impact on heart health. The hospital was recently named a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Silver Performance Achievement Award for high standards in heart attack care.

Mercy Medical Center (Des Moines, Iowa). The Iowa Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center started as a one-physician practice in 1970. and now sees more than 10,000 cardiac procedures performed annually. Mercy received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Silver Performance Achievement Award for high standards in heart attack care. Truven Health Analytics also named it one of its 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2012.

 

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