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About the Heart & Vascular Institute

Heart and Vascular Institute

A nationally recognized cardiovascular care center

At Southwest General, our Heart & Vascular Institute 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 are some of the best in the country.  Collectively, they provide advanced cardiac care with skill and compassion.

Excellent Cardiovascular Care Right Here in Your Own Community

For anyone in our community that 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, which has been validated and recognized by national awards and recognition.  This, together with our highly successful outcomes, 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 acclaim from the nation’s premier authorities on high quality cardiovascular health care.  These include:

  • The Joint Commission Heart Failure Certification  
  • Thomson Reuters "100 Top Hospitals: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success" Award - five years in a row
  • 2008 Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care from Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies

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 Southwest General’s Heart & Vascular Institute, we offer a toll-free critical care nurse support line, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients and families who have questions about any and all heart and vascular health issues, concerns and/or services.   To contact us, please call:

1-877-SWG-BEAT (794-2328)
FREE 24-Hour Critical Care Nurse Support Line

This phone line is answered by a critical care nurse who can help you with a wide variety of issues, 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!

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