About the Heart & 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 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 and recognized 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 acclaim from the nation’s premier authorities on high quality cardiovascular health care. This recognition includes:
The Joint Commission Heart Failure Certification
The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission in treating heart attack and heart failure
American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Award and recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry® – Get With The Guidelines® Platinum Performance Achievement Award
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies’ Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care®
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: 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!