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Parkview Regional Medical Center named a best community hospital for cardiovascular care

Fort Wayne, IND.  March 28, 2024 – Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC) was named as one of the best community hospitals for cardiovascular care in the 2024 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list compiled by Fortune/PINC AI.

It’s Parkview’s first time making the cardiovascular care list, which recognizes community hospitals and teaching hospitals both with and without residency programs. PRMC was selected as No. 8 overall among 307 community hospitals reviewed by Fortune/PINC AI this year.

“Good heart health starts at home with the decisions we make every day, including a healthy diet and exercise,” said Dr. Roy Robertson, president of the Parkview Heart Institute and physician executive of specialty service lines. “Taking good care of your heart can not only help you live longer, but also can greatly improve your quality of life. For patients who need that higher level of care, our many specialists at the Parkview Heart Institute are ready to create a treatment plan to get them to the level of activity and energy that they desire.”

Parkview received five-star ratings from Fortune/PINC AI for heart attack care, coronary artery bypass grafts and percutaneous coronary intervention, as well as a four-star rating for heart failure care. Parkview and the other top-rated hospitals outperformed peers in all 23 measures scored in this year’s ranking. PRMC was the only Parkview facility graded by Fortune/PINC AI.

“This recognition from Fortune/PINC AI is a testament to the great care patients receive every day at Parkview Regional Medical Center,” said John Bowen, president of PRMC and Affiliates. “Our cardiovascular physicians at the Parkview Heart Institute are an incredible resource to have on the PRMC campus and we celebrate their commitment to high-quality, patient-centered cardiac care.”

The Parkview Heart Institute is a dedicated cardiac care hospital located on the PRMC campus. The heart institute provides a one-stop location for cardiology care, genetics counseling, surgery and rehabilitation services, offering numerous specialists, advanced technology and emerging medicines and protocols to serve patients with high-quality heart care. Parkview Heart Institute is also allied with the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute, one of the nation’s top cardiac care facilities, offering local physicians and patients additional support and resources.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America, and although life expectancy has increased due to improving medication and health technology, heart disease is still responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

About 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ The PINC AI 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ study is based on quantitative research that uses a balanced scorecard approach, based on publicly available data, to identify the top cardiovascular hospitals in the US. This study focuses on short-term, acute care, nonfederal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of cardiology patients. It includes patients requiring medical management, as well as those who receive invasive or surgical procedures. Because multiple measures are used, a hospital must provide all forms of cardiovascular care, including open heart surgery, to be included in the study. Each patient group is mutually exclusive, by design.