Heart 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.
*Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities’ overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians’ and leading professional organizations’ recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call y our local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.