CardioVascular Institute Team
At PinnacleHealth, we believe in a team approach to care. Our surgeons, physicians, nurses and physician assistants work closely with you to provide you with the expert care you deserve.
The cardiologists of the PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute are among the most respected in the region, specializing in prevention, diagnosis and advanced treatment of cardiac disease.
The expert cardiac electrophysiologists at PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute provide advanced treatment for heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation and heart arrhythmias.
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons
The surgeons of PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates are ranked among the best nationally earning recognitions such as the coveted three-star highest quality designation for heart bypass surgery outcomes from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute’s board-certified pediatric cardiologists are experts at the diagnosis and treatment of young patients with cardiac abnormalities, both congenital and acquired.
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
At the PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute, we believe in a team approach to your care and have excellent physician assistants and nurse practitioners specially trained in heart surgery, lung surgery and vascular surgery. Our nurse practitioners and PAs can diagnose and manage most common and many chronic illnesses. They provide counseling, education, and write prescriptions. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants have a strong collaborative relationship with the patient's cardiologist and primary care physician to ensure the highest quality and consistent care.
Each registered nurse in the cardiac operating room has an average of 20 years experience. PinnacleHealth has been recognized for nursing excellent with the prestigious Magnet designation. Our nursing program received its initial Magnet designation in 2006 and recently achieved its second designation in September 2011. PinnacleHealth is one of 21 Magnet hospitals in Pennsylvania and the first in the central PA region to receive the Magnet designation a second time.
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