St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana Receives UnitedHealth Premium® Cardiac Services Specialty Center Designation

Jen Dial

St.Vincent Heart Center of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana has received the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center designation in recognition of quality care.

UnitedHealthcare® developed the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center program to give its members information and access to hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities and outcomes, and is designed to help members make informed decisions should they need cardiac care.

To receive this designation, St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting.

"St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana and St.Vincent Medical Group are honored to be recognized by UnitedHealthcare for this achievement," said Blake Dye, president of St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. "Our medical staff and associates are dedicated to providing top quality care and will continue to strive and achieve new successes."

The UnitedHealth Premium designation means that our patients can depend on St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana for conscientious, reliable cardiac care.
In addition, the freestanding hospital has been rated by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, as the best in Indiana and among the top 5 percent nationally for cardiology and coronary interventions for two consecutive years. HealthGrades also ranked the St.Vincent Heart Center tops in the state, and one of eight hospitals across the country to receive a No.1 state ranking for cardiology services for eight years in a row.

The medical staff at the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana focuses on rigorous, specialized treatment of cardiovascular disease in a comfortable and caring environment at two locations: 106th & North Meridian Street and on the campus of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital on West 86th Street.

Services at the St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana include: 24/7 Heart Emergency Unit/Accredited Chest Pain Center; $49 HeartScan; Arctic Sun therapeutic hypothermia equipment; bypass, heart valve and other open heart surgery; cardiac catheterization; heart transplants; Indiana Heart Attack Network (IHAN); interventional cardiology; minimally invasive and robot-assisted heart surgery; pacemaker installation and replacement; port access surgery; radiology services; Sleep Center of Indiana; targeted diagnostic services; The Vascular Institute; and Women's Cardiac Risk Clinic.

For more information about general heart health and St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, visit bestheartcare.com.

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About St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
St.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, interventional radiologists and surgeons of St.Vincent Medical Group (formerly The Care Group and CorVasc). SVHCI specializes in interventional radiology, 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 has been named by HealthGrades as number one in Indiana for seven years in a row (2006 – 2012) for cardiology and coronary interventional procedures and in the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. for overall cardiac services, cardiology and coronary interventional procedures for seven years in a row (2006 – 2012). It is also a Truven (formerlyThomson Reuters) 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, and an Accredited Chest Pain Center.