Heart Page Image.pngHeart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, nearly 40,000 Illinoisans lose their lives to cardiovascular disease. But the pioneering providers at the Mercy Heart & Vascular Center are working to reverse those trends, and help you and your loved ones live longer, healthier lives.

A longtime leader in cardiovascular medicine, Mercy offers some of the most advanced heart care available. In fact, Mercy was named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospital® for cardiovascular care by Thomson Healthcare and honored as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care® by Blue Cross Blue Shield*, based on national standards of clinical outcomes—the things that matter most.

The Mercy Team
The Mercy Heart & Vascular Center is staffed by a collaborative, multidisciplinary group of providers joining forces for unparalleled quality outcomes. Our team includes specialists from neurologists and nephrologists, to gynecologists and gastroenterologists — all of who work with the interventional cardiovascular specialists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners and technicians to develop personalized, patient-focused therapies. This unique chemistry helped Mercy develop a program with unparalleled quality outcomes, and attain a leadership position in the field of heart and endovascular care.

The best and brightest come to Mercy to learn the latest minimally invasive techniques pioneered at Mercy. Our nationally recognized preceptorships, taught by Paul Jones, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Services, provide practicing interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists with in-depth training and experience in the newest endovascular techniques.

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*Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.