University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center is a Nationally Recognized Center for Heart and Vascular Care

With a comprehensive approach to cardiovascular care, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute is a nationally recognized destination for advanced heart care. For the residents of Parma and the surrounding areas, heart and vascular expertise is available right here at UH Parma Medical Center.

Dedicated to Personalized Cardiology Services

Heart & Vascular Center

UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at UH Parma Medical Center is a unique cardiovascular intensive care unit designed for patients following heart attacks, coronary interventions and cardiac and thoracic surgeries. UH Parma Medical Center is proud to provide the greater Cleveland area with a program ranked No. 1 in Ohio for coronary interventional procedures and five-star rated for coronary bypass surgery by Healthgrades, the nation’s leading quality rankings organization.

Patients at UH Parma Medical Center benefit from remaining in the same unit for all pre- and post-operative care, from admission to discharge. This universal bed concept means patients reap the full advantage of UH Parma Medical Center’s expert and personalized care.

A Staff Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care

Our patients recover in the healing environment of our 14-bed Heart Center. All patients at UH Parma Medical Center Heart Center have private rooms with large windows that look out onto our beautiful campus.

The Heart Center unit provides continuity of care, meaning that patients see the same nurses for as many consecutive days as possible. Showers are located inside the unit to enable patients to return to normal activities as soon as medically possible.

In addition, the Heart Center unit and surrounding areas have telemetry capabilities, allowing patients and their families to walk and interact outside of the Heart Center while still being monitored. The staff consists of registered nurses and in-house physicians specially trained in cardiac surgery and available to respond to any emergencies.

Leading the Way in Innovative Cardiac Procedures

Patients at UH Parma Medical Center’s Heart Center have access to the latest techniques and most advanced procedures in cardiology and other cardiovascular areas. Innovative procedures have a proven history of success and include:

  • Aortic and mitral valve replacements and repairs
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting, including off-pump bypass and endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Correction of atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias (MAZE procedures)
  • Minimally invasive procedures including coronary artery bypass grafts, aortic and mitral valve replacements and repair
  • Thoracic aneurysm repair

Participating in UH Parma Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program following surgery or a heart attack can further enhance the long-term health of patients with coronary artery and valve disease. Successful completion of a cardiac rehabilitation program has been proven to help cardiac patients maintain a higher quality of life. Experience the Difference at UH Parma Medical Center’s Heart Center The Heart Center at UH Parma Medical Center is committed to providing a higher standard of care. Our patients enjoy benefits including:

  • Excellent intra-operative and postoperative outcomes compared to national benchmarks
  • High patient and family satisfaction
  • Lower length of stay and complication rates than the national average for coronary bypass patients
  • Streamlined nursing care, with faster recognition of complications

Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning Care

Healthgrades, the nation’s leading independent source of quality ratings, has recognized UH Parma Medical Center for multiple cardiovascular distinctions, including:

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ in 2012
  • Ranked No. 1 in Ohio for Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Ranked among the Top 5 facilities in Ohio and one of the Top 5 percent of facilities in the nation for Coronary Care Interventional Procedures for four years in a row (2009-2012)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2009-2012)
  • Overall Cardiac Services put UH Parma Medical Center among the Top 10 facilities in the state for past two years and among the Top 10 percent in the nation in 2012
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Cardiology Services for two years in a row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures for eight years in a row (2005-2012)

For More Information about the Heart Center

For a personal tour or more information about heart and vascular services available at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at UH Parma Medical Center, please call 1-866-UH4-CARE.

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