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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:00 am

Parkview gets honor for its heart institute

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Parkview Heart Institute has received a national stamp of approval for “comprehensive, high-quality cardiovascular care” and a culture of continuous improvement, according to a news release.

The American College of Cardiology recognized its Heart Institute with the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence, Parkview said in a news release Monday. 

Parkview's goal is to serve “patients better today than we did yesterday,” Dr. Roy Robertson said in a statement. Robertson is president, Parkview Heart Institute, and Parkview Physicians Group – Cardiology.

Lutheran Hospital announced in October it had received the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence from the American College of Cardiology.

Parkview's news release said the designation recognizes efforts to participate in medical research related to emerging forms of treatment and use of cutting edge of technology. The Heart Institute was recognized because of the strength of its programs treating patients with a heart failure diagnosis and heart rhythm disorders, Parkview said. In addition, the Heart Institute participates in the Peripheral Vascular Intervention Registry, providing another level of quality standards for patient care.

The College of Cardiology's accreditation process is “a refining tool that provides an ongoing opportunity to review how we deliver care,” said RN Mike GeRue, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Heart Institute.