Opened in January 2001, the state-of-the-art Congdon Heart and Vascular Center is an outpatient facility dedicated primarily to providing a full spectrum of outpatient cardiac services.
The mission of the Center is to provide the residents of the Piedmont Triad a full range of high-quality, easily accessible, cost-effective and integrated cardiovascular care in an environment that respects the dignity and privacy of patients and families.
Our skilled physicians and caring staff use the latest technology to diagnose and treat heart disease, helping patients live longer, more active lives. Each board certified cardiologist specializes in diagnosis, treatment, education and rehabilitation using cutting-edge technology to treat cardiac risk factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and lack of exercise.
At Congdon Heart and Vascular Center, we offer you a full range of services including:
- Physician offices and diagnostic services in one location
- State-of-the-art cardiovascular technology and research
- Invasive, non-invasive and interventional procedures
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Cardiac catheterization lab
- Medically-directed fitness center
- Heart Strides Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
- Education about cardiovascular disease
Improving patient care and service has been the main objective of the Congdon Heart and Vascular Center's development. The result is a unique,132,000 square-foot, cutting-edge facility that expands and improves delivery of health services in the region. It is the only true physical facility that can be called a "heart center." Our five-story structure, which connects to the main hospital by corridors on every floor, assembles under one roof all outpatient cardiac services, including prevention, physical care, diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation.
The second floor houses several functions:
- Admitting and pre-registration for inpatients and outpatients
- Outpatient imaging, including separate imaging for women's services
Before the center opened, patients had to travel back and forth between separate buildings for admitting and pre-assessment services.
A cardiology pavilion, which provides all outpatient cardiac procedures, including diagnostic catheterization and coronary stents and angioplasty, comprises the entire third floor. This floor features an endoscopy lab, a cardiac catheterization lab, a vascular lab and a day hospital with 28 pre- and post-op patient rooms, almost twice as many as available in the main hospital's catheterization lab.
Awards and Recognition
The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study uses 2016 and 2017 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2017 Medicare cost reports (2016 if 2017 reports were not available) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare published in the second quarter of 2018. Hospitals were scored in key value-based performance areas: risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, wage- and severity-adjusted average cost per case and, new this year, CMS 30-day episode payment measures.
The Congdon Heart and Vascular Center provides a full spectrum of cardiac services in one modern facility staffed by board certified cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and thoracic surgeons.
Our highly skilled cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team is committed to the mission of treating those suffering from cardiovascular disease like disorders of the heart, aorta and blood vessels, using state-of-the-art technology, including minimally invasive techniques. Together, our surgeons have more than 50 years of experience in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.