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St. E's Earns Designation For Quality Cardiac Care

October 24, 2013

St. Elizabeth Medical Center has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® (IOQ) Cardiac Care Facility in Cardiac Medical Intervention and Cardiac Surgery.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of healthcare services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected IOQ for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

"St. Elizabeth Medical Center and the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute have been committed to providing high quality and cost-effective cardiology and cardiac surgery services to our community for many years,” said Albert D'Accurzio, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. “We are proud that Aetna has recognized the efforts of so many St. Elizabeth employees. This designation, based on nationally recognized measures of quality and cost-efficiency, will reinforce the notion that high quality cardiac care is available at our community hospitals."

St. Elizabeth Medical Center is a 201-bed, acute care hospital that offers cardiac surgery, angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, and electrophysiology and houses cardiac intensive care and special-care units under the umbrella of the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute (MVHI). The MVHI is collaboration between St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare that celebrates its 16th anniversary of cardiac services in October, 2013. St. Elizabeth also offers both inpatient and outpatient services in numerous other specialties at multiple sites.

For more information on cardiac services, visit the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute's website or call (315) 734-3329.

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