Recognition

The Wake Forest Baptist Heart & Vascular Center is a national leader in cardiovascular care, surgery and research. Recognized for the highest standards of care by industry groups and insurers, the Heart & Vascular Center specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing a broad range of heart conditions. 

Wake Forest Baptist: One of the Nation’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care 

Physicians at our Heart & Vascular Center provide patients with expert care for the full range of cardiovascular care, from basic cardiac problems to the most complex conditions. 

The Heart & Vascular Center has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to high quality patient care in several areas: 

  • Recognized for heart attack care as a Gold-level provider, the highest level available, by the American College of Cardiology 
  • Received the highest rating – 3 stars – from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons 
  • Accredited as a Chest Pain Center since 2004 because we provide some of the best emergency care for chest pain (angina & CAD
  • Exceed national standard for treating emergency chest pain with balloon angioplasty (The American College of Cardiology recommended time is 90 minutes; our time is approximately 66 minutes) 
  • Recognized for maintaining the highest levels of care for high-risk cardiac patients over a two-year period by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry® 

Innovative Care & Research for Heart Conditions 

Our surgeons are renowned specialists in their field and have advanced many aspects of heart and vascular care, such as: 

Additional accolades include:

  • Recertification of Joint Commission CHF and AMI Disease Management Specialty Certifications 
  • Accreditation for mobile echocardiography from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) 
  • Beacon award received for Critical Care Nursing Excellence in the CTICU 
  • Excellence in Life Support Award received from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization 

Learn more about our achievements:

Contact Us 

Request an appointment online. Or, for more information, please call: 

  • 336-716-WAKE or 
  • 888-716-WAKE (toll-free) 

 

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Toll-free 888-716-WAKE

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Last Updated: 08-11-2014
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