NEWARK, NJ -- The Saint Barnabas Heart Centers at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) was recently designated as a UnitedHealth Premium cardiac care facility. This designation recognizes the ongoing commitment of the medical center and its cardiac physicians and support staff to provide quality cardiac care to all of its cardiac patients.
The Saint Barnabas Heart Centers will join other medical facilities around the country in collecting cardiac outcome data which will be added to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Databases. STS offers outcome programs in the areas of adult cardiac, general thoracic and congenital surgery. By committing to collecting and providing outcomes data for the STS database, Heart Centers surgeons will now have access to the latest information available to improve the quality of care for its cardiothoracic patients.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit educational organization representing more than 4,800 surgeons worldwide who provide heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures of the chest. Founded in 1964, the Society is dedicated to saving and extending the lives of the patients it serves.
The Saint Barnabas Heart Centers cardiothoracic surgical team at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center are recognized leaders in the northeast and nationally in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and the latest minimally invasive techniques for faster patient recovery with fewer complications. Cardiothoracic surgical procedures performed at the NBIMC Heart Center include: minimally invasive cardiac surgery/robotic surgery; beating heart surgery, coronary artery bypass; valve procedures, aortic surgery; surgical correction of atrial fibrillation; ventricular reconstruction; implantation and medical devices and heart transplant.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, is a 671-bed regional referral teaching hospital with specialized programs including heart and kidney transplantation, cardiac surgery, oncology, and maternal/child health services.
Date: March 15, 2006
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