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The St. Vincent Heart Center is leading the way in the area of patient quality, safety and excellence in care. For the sixth consecutive year, the St. Vincent Heart Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. 

St.Vincent Indianapolis also was included in the study as a Top 50 Teaching Hospital with a cardiovascular residency program. IBM Watson Health recently released its 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2018 study, formerly the Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study. Top hospitals are identified using a balanced national scorecard of performance metrics that achieve superior clinical outcomes.

Now in its 19th year, the study uses a balanced national scorecard of hospital performance metrics to identify the 50 highest-performing cardiovascular service lines in the nation. Hospitals included in the list are considered leaders in cardiac care, improving health of patients during hospitalization as well as after discharge.

Additionally, the Heart Center earned a five-star rating – the highest – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Based on a rating system of 1 and 5 stars, hospitals with 5 stars are considered to have above average quality, and the rating is intended to help patients, their families, and caregivers better compare hospitals.

"This is a remarkable achievement to have Ascension represent 10 percent of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.," said Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Chair of Ascension's National Cardiovascular Service Line as well as the Cardiology Division and Cardiovascular Service Line at St. Vincent Indianapolis. "It's a credit to the leadership, physicians and staff of each of these ministries and supports the strong work all are doing within the national cardiovascular service line."
Women in Cardiology Celebrating Fellow Graduates Dr. Kelly Carlson and Dr. Kathleen Morris, while Social Distancing, June 2020. L to R: Drs. Sangita Sudharshan, Mary Walsh, Julie Fetters, Kelly Carlson, Janet Rippy, Kathleen Morris, Nancy Branyas, and Amanda Lyon

Ascension St. Vincent Makes “The World's Best Hospitals 2020" List

Congratulations to the entire team at the Ascension St. Vincent Heart Center for being recognized as the BEST cardiology hospital in Indiana and leading the nation in cardiology!

Ascension St. Vincent Indiana Protects Heart Patients During Pandemic Response

According to a recent report in JAMA Cardiology, persons with advanced heart failure and those receiving heart transplants may be at greater risk for poor outcomes, including death, should they contract COVID-19.

Man Receives Second Chance At Donor Heart With Help From Clinic

A Kokomo man has benefited from a specialized clinic for heart disease and diabetes.


Articles of Interest

St. Vincent Medical Group earns PHA Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers Program accreditation

St. Vincent Hospital is one of 9 adult Regional Clinical Programs and the first in Indiana.

Ascension St. Vincent’s cardiologist a national Red Dress Awards honoree.

Cardiologist Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC, was honored.

New year, new heart: Noblesville teen is St. Vincent's youngest heart transplant recipient - Indianapolis Star, December 27, 2018

Also appeared in/on multiple news outlets, including Current in Noblesville, WTHR-13, WRTV-6, WISH-TV 8, FOX-59, CBS 4 Indy, WIBC Radio, WANE-TV 15 (Fort Wayne), and Hamilton County Reporter