Overview

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute comprises more than 80 highly-skilled physicians and surgeons along with specialized nurses, technologists, scientists, and administrative and support staff. Each year at the Institute, more than 13,000 patients benefit from the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment and cardiac surgery. Through clinical research trials, patients here also have access to many new therapies before they become widely available. The most innovative and comprehensive cardiovascular care in Oregon is available at Providence Heart and Vascular Institute.

National Recognition

Providence Heart and Vascular Institute consistently receives top national recognition for excellence.  Honors include:

  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center was named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals in cardiovascular care by the business research firm Thomson Reuters in 2009. This is the third time Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has received the distinction, and it was the only hospital in Oregon to receive this prestigious recognition in 2009.  
  • American Heart Association’s “Get With The GuidelinesSM” recognition for coronary artery disease care for Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 
  • Ranked among the “fastest hospitals in Oregon for treatment of heart attack” at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Lab Accreditation for Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Milwaukie Hospital 
  • Center of Atrial Fibrillation Excellence at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 
  • Luminary site for Picture Archive Imaging System (PACS for ECHO studies) 
  • Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services, by American Nurses Credentialing Center at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 
  • Leapfrog Group: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has been identified as one of 13 hospitals nationwide to deliver the “highest value” 
  • Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center from BlueCross BlueShield 
  • United Healthcare Center of Excellence at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center