February 22, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – Hancock Regional Hospital, Hendricks Regional Health and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana officials announced a cardiology services agreement to benefit patients and families throughout Hancock and Hendricks counties.
The cardiology partnership creates a model of health care that focuses on quality, patient satisfaction, efficiency and cost-effective care for Hancock Regional Hospital and Hendricks Regional Health.
“The intent of our partnership is to increase immediate access and enhance cardiovascular capabilities at our hospital,” said Bobby Keen, CEO of Hancock Regional Hospital. “By partnering with the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, our patients will receive care from physicians and staff who support Indiana’s top rated cardiology program. Patients and families will have the best available heart care at our community hospital.”
Through the partnership, Hancock Regional Hospital offers enhanced cardiology capabilities including: diagnostic, rehabilitation, pacemaker placement, cardiac catheterization, stent implant, angioplasty, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and the offering of the $49 HeartScan.
John Sparzo, MD, vice president of Medical Affairs at Hendricks Regional Health, explains how the partnership benefits patients. “We already provide extensive heart care services to the community from screenings and advanced testing to procedures like cardiac catheterization and balloon angioplasty that allow most patients to stay close to home. By partnering with St.Vincent, we’ve gone a step further to create an easy access point for those patients requiring care for the most complex heart issues.”
Hendricks Regional Health’s enhanced cardiology services include: cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization, coronary CT, angioplasty, intravascular coronary ultrasound, electrocardiography (EKG) and stress testing, echocardiography, nuclear medicine, peripheral vascular studies, pacemaker implants and generator changes, Holter monitoring and a $49 HeartScan.
“We have a vision to better meet the needs of Indiana residents by expanding our cardiology service capabilities at the local community level,” said Blake Dye, president of the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. “This partnership grants the opportunity for patients who need more complex cardiovascular care at Hancock Regional Hospital and Hendricks Regional Health to have a seamless transition to the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.”
Through the affiliation with Suburban Health Organization (SHO), Hancock Regional, Hendricks Regional Health and St.Vincent have established cardiovascular standards of quality and patient safety, and track information that supports best practice sharing and performance improvement. SHO is comprised of seven Central Indiana hospitals that work together to promote quality, efficiency and patient access in the communities they serve.
The St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana was recently named nationally as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters. In addition, the heart program earned Indiana’s top honor for cardiology and coronary interventional procedures for the seventh consecutive year by HealthGrades. The national ratings company also ranked St.Vincent Heart among the top 5 percent in the nation for overall cardiac services, cardiology and coronary interventional procedures for seven years in a row.
Hancock Regional HospitalHancock Regional Hospital is an acute care hospital located in Greenfield, Indiana, certified by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). The hospital opened in 1951 and has since provided Hancock County with the services of a full-service community hospital with a focus on primary care, patient comfort and convenience. Hancock Regional Hospital offers private rooms and a highly skilled medical and professional nursing staff. We have a state-of-the-art surgery department, 24-hour emergency services, OB services, bariatric services, progressive and critical care, gero-psych unit, home healthcare and hospice, rehabilitation services, an inpatient rehabilitation unit, a total oncology program including a state-of-the-art radiation oncology center, and a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.
Hancock Regional Hospital has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine. We have also earned the Pathways to Excellence designation as well as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society for Chest Pain Center (SCPC).
Hendricks Regional HealthSince 1962, Hendricks Regional Health has served as the area's leading healthcare provider by delivering innovative care with a personal touch. Licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Hendricks Regional Health staffs a full complement of physicians in 56 specialties at locations in Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Lizton and Bainbridge.
St.Vincent Heart Center of IndianaSt.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana (SVHCI) is one heart-specialty program offered at two locations: 106th Street and North Meridian, and on the campus of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital at 86th Street. The physician teams at both campuses are comprised of the cardiologists, electrophysiologists and surgeons of St.Vincent Medical Group (formerly The Care Group and CorVasc). SVHCI specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery, vascular medicine, thoracic procedures, transplants, Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) and diagnostic testing for cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular issues. The program is home to the ACS/PCI/Indiana Heart Attack Network (IHAN)/Stent Center of Excellence; A-Fib Center of Excellence; Pediatric Cardiology Center of Excellence; Valve Center of Excellence; and Vascular Center of Excellence. Other programs and services include: the $49 HeartScan of Indiana; 24/7 Heart Emergency Unit; Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic; and The Sleep Center of Indiana. St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana is the only hospital in the state to be named by HealthGrades as number one in Indiana for cardiology and coronary interventional procedures seven years in a row, and in the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. for overall cardiac services, cardiology and coronary interventional procedures for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. It is also a Thomson Reuters Top 50 Hospital for Cardiovascular Services, and an Accredited Chest Pain Center.
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