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Published on July 19, 2013

Palos Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

Palos Community Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for cardiovascular surgery and cardiac medical intervention.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care 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 for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

“We are honored to be designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality for cardiac care,” says Jill Beechler, assistant vice president of Cardiovascular Services. “This is yet another example of the expertise and superior care our heart care team provides to our patients.”

The team of cardiac specialists at Palos includes more than 30 cardiologists, specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists and registered dietitians. In addition, Palos is home to one of the most accomplished surgical groups in the region.

Combining skilled, experienced staff with state-of-the-art technology, Palos Community Hospital provides a total continuum of cardiovascular services from diagnosis and treatment through recovery and rehabilitation — to ensure patients receive the complete care they need close to home.

In 2012, Palos was ranked No. 1 in Illinois for overall cardiac care, cardiac surgery, coronary interventional procedures and cardiology services by Healthgrades, the leading online resource to help consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. Over the years, the Cardiovascular Department at Palos has been consistently placed in the top 5 percent in the nation for excellence in cardiac care by Healthgrades.

For more information about the Cardiovascular Services available at Palos Community Hospital, please visit www.paloscommunityhospital.org/services/heart-care/ or call (708) 923-4760.