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WJMC Recognized as Top 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs

West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) has been included in the 2014 edition of Becker's Hospital Review’s list of "Top 100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs." This list recognizes hospitals with programs demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes, cutting-edge research, cardiac risk-reduction programs and an innovative approach to cardiac care. They exemplify the pursuit of better cardiac care for all patients.

The Cardiology, Vascular Surgery and Chest Pain Center at West Jefferson Medical Center is the FIRST hospital in the region to offer round-the-clock emergency room heart care. West Jefferson recently was awarded a designation as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care from Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as recognition from the American College of Cardiology Foundation for excellent heart attack care.

“We are extremely proud of the cardiac care delivered at West Jefferson Medical Center from EMS, Emergency Room teams, all the way through cardiology, vascular and cardiovascular surgery,” says Nancy R. Cassagne, CEO of West Jefferson Medical Center. “This honor highlights the success of our efforts to continuously improve heart care at West Jefferson for our entire community.”

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected the hospitals based on their heart programs' recognition for quality of care, clinical awards and research contributions to cardiovascular care. These hospitals have received recognition as outstanding providers of cardiovascular services by U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Hospital and health systems do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list. There are never fees involved in Becker's Hospital Review lists.