May 14, 2010
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital earns ‘blue distinction’ designation
Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hinsdale – Adventist Hinsdale Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Blue Distinction Center hospitals are committed to quality care that results in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients. More specifically, these hospitals are required to demonstrate low overall complications and mortality rates through evidence-based criteria.
“This recognition is further evidence of our commitment to leading the way in cardiovascular health,” said David L. Crane, president/chief executive officer of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. “We are pleased to provide an expansive breadth of cardiac services to patients right in their own community.”
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s Rooney Heart Center provides state-of-the-art treatment and rehabilitation services for cardiac patients, including, coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement and coronary angioplasty and stenting. It also includes an electrophysiology lab, which offers advanced technology in the management of cardiac arrhythmias.
In addition, the Rooney Heart Center is designed to speed heart attack patients from the emergency department to specialized treatment in the shortest time possible. The hospital has recorded some of the fastest cardiac emergency treatment times reported in the database of the American College of Cardiology.
Through designating Blue Distinction Centers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois expresses a commitment to working with hospitals that meet quality standards in cardiac care. According to the American Heart Association, 1.2 million Americans will experience a first or recurrent heart attack this year alone.
The Rooney Heart Center is part of the Adventist Cardiovascular Network, which includes a team of more than 75 board-certified physicians with experience in a variety of cardiovascular specialties. Nursing staff members are specialists in cardiac care and provide a nurturing environment conducive to healing. The center also offers programs in cardiac care, cardiovascular rehabilitation and wellness designed to promote cardiac health.