Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Illinois' Highest-Rated Program for Heart & Heart Surgery and among America's Best in 2009 U.S. News Rankings
Our clinical excellence, teamwork, and superior clinical outcomes have again been recognized at the national level. The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital tied for 21st in the nation among thousands of heart and heart surgery programs evaluated for the 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals." Editors for the influential ranking reviewed 4,861 hospitals in 16 different clinical areas. At 21, the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is the highest-rated heart program of any Illinois hospital. "This recognition of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a reflection of the exceptional care provided by our professional staff, our team-based approach to our patients, and our commitment to quality," says Robert O. Bonow, MD, Northwestern Memorial's chief of Cardiology, co-director for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, and the Goldberg Distinguished Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
"We formed the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in 2004 to provide outstanding clinical care for patients with heart and vascular disease," says Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, Northwestern Memorial's chief of Cardiac Surgery, co-director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "This ranking is an honor; through pioneering new procedures, such as percutaneous aortic valve replacement, our expertise in heart valve surgery, treating atrial fibrillation and performing complex operations, we have achieved remarkable outcomes. We're happy that our efforts and teamwork have been recognized."
To learn more about the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institutes’ clinical outcomes, please visit heart.nmh.org/cvoutocmes .