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Public invited to tour new IU Health Goshen Heart & Vascular Center

An IU Health Goshen Hospital Release An Cardiovascular Release An Events Release

January 22, 2013

GOSHEN, Ind. – The public is invited to tour the new IU Health Goshen Heart & Vascular Center during an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., with a brief presentation at 4:30 p.m. The Heart & Vascular Center recently opened its doors on the IU Health Goshen Hospital campus just east of the hospital entrance. Light refreshments and giveaways will be offered.

The Heart & Vascular Center project involved major remodeling to the site formerly known as the Smucker Building, originally constructed in 1980 with a second-floor addition in 1986. First-floor renovations include 17 exam rooms, lobbies, offices, and a radiology reading room.

The open “pod” floor plan was designed to facilitate the collaborative, multidisciplinary style employed by IU Health Goshen heart and vascular specialists. This integrated environment improves quality and lowers cost for the patient by coordinating tests and medical information and providing a single stop for care. The goal of the new Center is to “come for a consultation, leave with a comprehensive plan.”

IU Health Goshen is nationally recognized for its outstanding heart attack care, receiving the highest possible ratings in four out of five categories according to Joint Commission Standards. In addition, the Heart & Vascular Center was awarded the 2012 Platinum Performance Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Only 164 hospitals—out of approximately 6,000 nationwide—received this distinction. The award recognizes IU Health Goshen for its success in implementing the best standards of care for heart attack patients as defined by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. These performance standards are based on the most current scientific guidelines.

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