About the Heart & Vascular Institute
A Nationally Recognized Cardiovascular Care Center
The University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at Southwest General provides state-of-the-art heart and vascular programs for truly outstanding care.
Clinical Excellence Through Leadership
Our board-certified cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons provide advanced cardiac care with skill and compassion. Collectively, they provide care that ranks among the best in the nation.
Excellent Cardiovascular Care Right Here in Your Own Community
For anyone in our community who is suffering from a heart or vascular condition, there is no reason to travel any farther than Southwest General to receive the care you need to help you return to a normal and fulfilling life.
We have the dedication and passion to end heart disease. This commitment, together with our highly successful outcomes, which have been validated by national awards and recognition, should make Southwest General your choice for heart or vascular care.
Recognition That Puts Us Among the Best in Cardiovascular Care
We continue to receive recognition from the nation’s premier authorities on high-quality cardiovascular health care. This recognition includes:
American College of Cardiology’s Platinum Performance Achievement Award
American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s (ASA) Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeTM Honor Roll Elite Plus
American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Gold Quality Achievement Award Heart Failure Recognition
American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac Care
Cigna Centers of Excellence Recognition for Cardiac Cath and Angioplasty
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Three-Star Rating for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
The Joint Commission Heart Failure and Primary Stroke Center Certifications
Learn more about our comprehensive heart and vascular services, including outstanding outreach and support services.
We Look Forward to Helping You
For more information about Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, we offer a toll-free critical care nurse support line, 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1-877-SWG-BEAT (794-2328).
This phone line is answered by a critical care nurse who can help you with a wide variety of heart and vascular issues, concerns and services, including making an appointment where we will:
Review signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, etc.
Answer questions about medications, heart-healthy living, etc.
Review convenient outpatient services for patients
Help you choose the right specialist for your health condition
In case of emergency, always call 9-1-1!