2014 America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care
Athens Regional Health System (L)Athens Regional Health System (L)Awards: AB, CC, HC, OB, OP
Athens Regional Health System is a regional referral center, offering services such as maternal/child, advanced imaging, minimally invasive surgeries, an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer approved oncology department and a nationally recognized cardiovascular program. Athens Regional was recently recognized as a TOP 100 in the nation in hospitals preferred by women; among the best hospitals in the region for gastroenterology and pulmonary procedures according to US News and World Report; and named the 2011 Large Hospital of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. Athens Regional is the only locally owned and governed hospital in the region it serves. Our medical staff includes more than 250 professionals and there are more than 2,800 employees. ARMC services a 17-county service area in northeast Georgia, including Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Madison, Jackson, Barrow, Walton, Morgan, Greene, Taliaferro, Wilkes, Elbert, Hart, Franklin, Banks, Stephens and Habersham.
Citizens Medical Center (L)Citizens Medical Center (L)Awards: AB, CC, HC, OB
“Our goal to meet the healthcare needs of the community involves ensuring patients have positive experiences while under our care. This award reinforces to us that we are succeeding.”
Stephen Thames, Chief Executive Officer Citizens Medical Center
Genesis Heart InstituteGenesis Heart InstituteAward: HC
Why Women Choose Genesis Heart Institute:
The Genesis Heart Institute provides compassionate, quality patient services that meet the cardiovascular needs of the eastern Iowa and western Illinois regions. The Institute is a multidisciplinary association of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons who collaborate on the best approaches to managing and treating cardiovascular disease.
Thus, the Genesis Heart Institute is more than a building. It is an evolving organization comprised of the many cardiovascular providers in the Eastern Iowa-Western Illinois Region. The Institute plays a key role in developing and implementing the latest evidence based practices for cardiovascular disease. Through the Institute, patients have access to the most advanced devices, drugs, treatment protocols and research. It links regional clinicians driven by excellence in patient care.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (M)Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (M)Awards: AB, HC, OB
“Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a comprehensive range of acute medical services in a 143-bed facility located on Ninth Street in Jasper. As a regional health center with nearly 90 active staff physicians and 1,500 employees, Memorial Hospital serves Dubois and surrounding counties in southern Indiana. Established in 1951 and under the sponsorship of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the hospital annually provides care for 7,000 inpatients and 230,000 outpatients. The hospital has received national recognition with the 2012 and 2013 Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, 2013 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, 2012 HealthGrades® Patient Safety Experience Award™, and the 2004 and 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® Award.”
We, the board, physicians, staff, volunteers and auxiliary of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will provide excellent health care services to the people of the communities we serve. We will pledge ourselves to care for each individual in a manner that reflects the physical, psychological, and spiritual healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We will work together to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, dignity, compassion, and joy. We will effectively and efficiently utilize our resources in providing health care. We will be guided by the needs of those we serve, and as needs change, we will change.
North Cypress Medical Center (M)North Cypress Medical Center (M)Awards: HC, OP
Why women & their families choose us for heart care
North Cypress Medical Center is a 175-bed general acute care hospital located in northwest Houston. The hospital combines state-of-the-art medical technology in a hotel-like atmosphere with private patient rooms, room service dining, upscale amenities, and more. Our Heart Center features the latest in equipment with a digital cath lab, comprehensive cardiology suites, and operating rooms for heart surgery. Experienced cardiologists, cardio-thoracic surgeons, and a skilled staff are able to address your needs. For potential heart attack victims, our Emergency Department is capable of receiving 12-lead EKGs from EMS providers while they are transporting patients to the hospital. This means our Cardiac Cath Lab and surgical teams will be alerted and on standby for the patient’s arrival saving valuable minutes. North Cypress Medical Center is an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and is a recognized Level II Primary Stroke Facility. For recovering hearts, our patients prefer the North Cypress Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, the only certified program in the area.
San Antonio Community Hospital (L)San Antonio Community Hospital (L)Awards: CC, HC, OP
Our mission at San Antonio Community Hospital is to provide you and your loved ones with the best in compassionate medical care, privacy, and comfort. Since 1907, San Antonio Community Hospital has been the Inland Valley’s healthcare safety net, providing excellent care in a safe and soothing environment. Over time we have grown to meet the needs of our diverse and changing community. This evolution continues with the opening of our new emergency department and patient bed tower, which positions us as a hospital of the future, ready to adapt quickly to changes in healthcare treatment and technology.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare (XL)St. Elizabeth Healthcare (XL)Awards: EC, HC, OB
What moms love most about us
The thing we hear most from women is the compassion and care that our staff provides. It’s a very special time for women and their families, and the connection that our caregiving team makes with patients is truly valued. Our LDRP suites allow mothers to remain in one room through labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum with their baby, which helps promote mother-baby bonding. Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides confidence to mothers “just in case” special care is needed. And, our experienced and dedicated staff provides comprehensive maternal care services from high-risk pregnancies to post-partum home visits.
St. Helena HospitalSt. Helena HospitalAwards: AB, HC, OB
About St. Helena Hospital:
As part of Adventist Health, St. Helena Hospital provides the best in whole-person, compassionate care. Through our integrated system of hospitals and clinics, we offer comprehensive big-city-quality health services here in our communities. Our goal is to help you Live Younger Longer™. TEXT
The Valley Hospital (XL)The Valley Hospital (XL)Award: AB, BC, CC, HC
The Valley Hospital is a fully accredited, acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities. As a not-for-profit hospital,Valley is committed to giving back to the community. Valley serves the community by providing thousands of hours of healthcare education and screenings, support groups and classes to assist those in need, and care to all those who come through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. TheValley Hospital is proud of its history of quality patient care and community service, and looks forward to serving you and your family in the future.
UC Davis Medical Center (XL)UC Davis Medical Center (XL)Award: HC
Why Choose UC Davis Medical Center for Heart Care?
People choose UC Davis when they want the right combination of expertise, compassion and treatment options that can help them manage — and overcome — cardiovascular disease. In addition to being caring and complete clinicians, our specialists and subspecialists are leaders in developing and testing the next generation of cardiac and vascular therapies, technologies and surgical techniques, and then delivering them to patients worldwide. Our many specialty clinics, including the nationally recognized Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program, combined with our state-of-the-art evaluation, treatment and surgical capabilities, assure personalized and current cardiac services. The result is integrated, seamless and patient-centered care that can only be delivered at UC Davis — an academic medical center dedicated to improving lives and transforming health care in our region and beyond.
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (M)Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (M)Awards: AB, CC, HC, OB, OP
About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, founded in 1906, is one of the largest acute care hospitals in the seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine, specializing in trauma and emergency services, oncology, orthopedics, cardiovascular services, women & children’s services, minimally invasive surgery, rehabilitation, sleep disorders, pain management, wound healing and wellness programs plus extensive diagnostic services. The Hospital is part of the Wentworth-Douglass Health System, along with Wentworth Health Partners, the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital & Health Foundation and The Works Family Health & Fitness Center. The Health System is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in several specialty services including gyn/oncology, thoracic surgery and acute care trauma services. In addition a partnership with Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth provides pediatric specialty medicine services at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
AB: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
BC: America’s Best Breast Centers
CC: America’s Best Hospitals Cancer Care
CS: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
EC: America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care
EX: America’s Best for Extended Care
HC: America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care
OB: America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics
OP: America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics
PC: Physician-Led Center
RB: Region's Best Hospital
(S): up to 100 beds; (M): 101-250; (L): 251-400; (XL): over 400 beds.