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University's Heart & Vascular Institute

From Walton Way heading southeast: Turn right onto St. Sebastian Way and continue to stop sign. Continue straight, and the H&VI is on the left.
From Walton Way heading northwest: Turn left onto St. Sebastian Way and continue to stop sign. Continue straight, and the H&VI is on the left.
From 13th Street: Cross Walton Way and follow RA Dent Boulevard. Turn right on St. Sebastian Way, and the H&VI is on the right.
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The crown jewel of the renovation and expansion project is University's new Heart & Vascular Institute.

This world-class hospital-within-a-hospital has been designed around the patient experience. It brings together a healing environment, family focused care and decades of clinical experience - all designed to support patients from diagnosis to rehabilitation - and it's all under one roof. It is truly a reflection of University's ongoing commitment to the community.

From concept to execution, University's staff, physicians, board members and volunteers have donated their time and efforts to help ensure that University Hospital remains the region's heart and vascular leader.

University has a long history of excellence, with its heart care being ranked by the National Research Corporation as most-preferred by area consumers for 10 years in a row.

The new facility takes advantage of that distinction by pulling together all aspects of cardiovascular health - from the latest technology in all-digital catheterization, to the region's first cardiac rehabilitation program to receive national accreditation by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

University also is proud to have the only vascular lab in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina to receive accreditation in all five areas of testing from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.

Cardiac patients can feel secure that their vital signs are being monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week with University Hospital's housewide monitoring system housed on a protected frequency.

The level of care cardiac patients receive at University Hospital also has been honored as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac CareSM.

Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac CareSM have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients. Each facility awarded this distinction much meet stringent clinical criteria, developed in collaboration with expert physician panels and national medical societies, including the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

The Heart & Vascular Institute itself is the largest, most-comprehensive facility in the region, with more than 188,000 square feet of space.

Within its walls, University has brought together decades of clinical experience and even generations of physicians. That breadth of knowledge has been recognized by The Best Doctors in America, which collects up to 1.5 million evaluations annually to help identify physicians who are considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their fields. Among the 120 physicians recognized that practice at University Hospital, 12 cardiologists were singled out as among the top in their field in 2010.

University's heart and vascular physicians and surgeons have been recognized, in part, because University treats more cardiac patients than all other area hospitals combined. And they are supported by a nursing staff that has achieved Magnet Designation‚ from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, considered the highest designation for outstanding achievements in nursing.

Patients in the Heart & Vascular Institute benefit from the facility's new model of care, which includes open family visitation as well as a high nurse-to-patient ratio. The Institute's healing environment offers natural light and soothing music to supplement the technological and physician expertise.

After years of planning and construction, the staff, physicians, board members and volunteers are proud to welcome patients to University's Heart & Vascular Institute, the region's leader in cardiovascular care.

Reviewed: 2-1-11
Updated: 2-1-11

  
     
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