Now in alliance with Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, ranked #1 in the nation*
Here’s news that’s good for your heart! The Parkview Heart Institute is now in alliance with Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, ranked #1 in the nation for heart care since 1995.* At Parkview, you have access to the latest cardiac treatments and innovations — plus collaboration with the nation’s #1 heart program.
Working in rhythm
Through this elite affiliation, Parkview physicians can now share best practices and collaborate with the experts at Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. We also have access to the latest emerging technologies and techniques being used at Cleveland Clinic, to serve you even better. By working together, both organizations are continuing to strengthen their cardiovascular medicine and cardiothoracic surgery programs for the benefit of heart patients.
The Parkview Heart Institute and Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. Two respected leaders, stronger together.
Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
* U.S. News & World Report
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to be in alliance with the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute?
The alliance with The Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute will give Parkview Heart Institute access to the best practices that have helped Cleveland Clinic’s heart program achieve the U.S. News and World Report’s No. 1 ranking since 1995.
This alliance will enable the sharing of best practices, enhance opportunities to provide new treatments and therapies to patients, and enable both organizations to continue to strengthen all elements of the cardiovascular medicine and cardiothoracic surgery programs.
What does this mean for Parkview Heart Institute patients?
This alliance helps Parkview Heart Institute enhance its already excellent clinical care and provides access to the expertise of the leading heart and vascular program in the country, while still providing direct care from our Parkview Heart Institute providers, here in Fort Wayne.
Parkview Heart physicians will have access to Cleveland Clinic’s expertise in cardiac care. Patients will benefit from opportunities that will be provided through new treatments and therapies. Parkview Heart patients will continue to experience high quality patient care driven by the collaboration with Cleveland Clinic and have access to continually revised protocols and processes of patient care.
What does this collaboration mean for Parkview Heart Institute?
This alliance helps Parkview Heart Institute enhance our expert clinical care and provides access to:
- Innovative Cleveland Clinic evidence-based guidelines that have a history of success
- Assurance that the best minds in heart care are working together in our patients’ best interest
- Treatment for all forms of heart disease, with increased access to a larger group of experts, additional treatment options and referral resources
Why did Parkview Heart Institute want to collaborate with Cleveland Clinic?
Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute is the nation’s leading heart care program for a quarter-century, as deemed by U.S. News & World Report. With a mutual focus on providing the best possible cardiac care, Cleveland Clinic allows for a cultural collaboration between the two organizations. Our alliance allows us to access best practices being developed by the experts at Cleveland Clinic and merge them with our own high standards of care.
Why was Cleveland Clinic interested in becoming an alliance member with Parkview Heart Institute?
Parkview Heart Institute seeks to provide patients with the highest quality, best practice, healthcare environment, designed to improve the lives of patients on an individual level. Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute engages in alliances with high quality cardiovascular programs. Parkview shares Cleveland Clinic’s vision of improving quality and embracing a culture of patient-centered care.
Will Parkview Heart Institute need to report its outcomes to Cleveland Clinic?
Cleveland Clinic and Parkview will engage in a collaboration focused on improving quality. As part of the alliance, our teams will share and discuss quality metrics.
Will Parkview Heart Institute patients be seen by Cleveland Clinic physicians?
At the Parkview Heart Institute, patient care will continue to be provided by our specialized care teams, right here in Fort Wayne. Cleveland Clinic physicians and surgeons will not directly interact with patients at Parkview Health. Parkview Health physicians will visit Cleveland Clinic to further their expertise in specific areas, and Cleveland Clinic staff will engage in regular visits to Parkview Health facilities to consult on best practices.
The alliance also supports enhanced access to Cleveland Clinic for qualified patients whose care cannot be provided in our community.
Will Parkview Heart Institute patients have access to Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute clinical trials?
Parkview Heart Institute continues to be committed to excellence in cardiac care innovation and research. Cleveland Clinic is engaged in many clinical trials and the collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute opens the doors to even greater research opportunities with the leading heart program in the nation. Our patients will receive the very best in cutting edge treatment and care.