Parkview Heart Institute receives American College of Cardiology’s highest recognition

FORT WAYNE, IND. (Dec. 17, 2018) – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized the Parkview Heart Institute for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality cardiovascular care and culture of continuous improvement. The Parkview Heart Institute was awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence, based on meeting accreditation criteria related to quality of care, and through their ongoing performance registry reporting.

“The Parkview Heart institute is committed to high quality care, which means continuous improvement in an effort to serve our patients better today than we did yesterday, and taking part in medical research related to emerging forms of treatment so that we stay on the cutting edge of technology and care delivery,” said Roy Robertson, MD, FACC, president, Parkview Heart Institute, and Parkview Physicians Group - Cardiology. “Receiving the HeartCARE Designation from the American College of Cardiology is recognition of the excellent work our care teams perform every day.”

The Parkview Heart Institute has been recognized because of the strength of its programs treating patients with a heart failure diagnosis and heart rhythm disorders. In addition, the Parkview Heart Institute participates in the Peripheral Vascular Intervention Registry, providing another level of quality standards for patient care.

“The ACC accreditation process is a refining tool that provides an ongoing opportunity to review how we deliver care,” said Mike GeRue, RN, MSN, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Parkview Heart Institute. “This distinction highlights programs and processes where we excel and may identify opportunities for further growth in each of the communities we serve.”

Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria, including at least two ACC accreditations, and a third cardiovascular accreditation or ongoing reporting to a national cardiovascular data registry, and participation in efforts to close gaps in guideline-based quality of patient care.

“The Parkview Heart Institute has demonstrated its dedication to providing northern Indiana and northwest Ohio with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award the Parkview Heart Institute with the HeartCARE Center designation.

About the American College of Cardiology 
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit For more information about ACC Accreditation Services, visit, or call toll-free 1-877-271-4176.