Awards, Designations and Accomplishments
Notable HealthGrades recognitions include:
America's Best 100 Hospitals
St. John's Prairie Heart Institute received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. This accreditation recognizes center that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack.
For the first time in its history, the Prairie Heart Institute at St.
John's Hospital was recognized by HealthGrades for national excellence
in three difference categories: Cardiac Care Excellence Award, the
Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award and the Coronary Intervention
St. John's Prairie Heart Institute performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure in downstate Illinois on January 12. This revolutionary new procedure does not require traditional open heart surgery, but instead uses a catheter through an incision in the leg to replace the aortic valve. For this accomplishment Prairie Heart was featured in the April 2012 issue of Cath Lab Digest. Learn more about TAVR here.
Thomson Reuters named St. John's Prairie
Heart Institute as one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
for 2011. This is the fourth time St. John's has been recognized with
A Prairie Heart Institute physician implanted the first pacemaker safe
to use with MRI. It has been estimated there is a 50 to 75 percent
probability that cardiac device patients will need an MRI over the
lifetime of their devices.
U.S. News and World Report named St. John's Prairie Heart Institute as one of the best regional hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery for 2011 and 2012.
2011Prairie Cardiovascular cardiologists at St. John’s Hospital were the first to enroll a patient into Lutonix’s LEVANT 2, a global randomized trial, evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Moxy™ Drug Coated Balloon compared to a standard angioplasty balloon for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease.
Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Hospitals receiving this designation have a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with heart attack symptoms. Prairie Heart Institute was identified by Consumer Reports as one of the nation’s Top 50 heart bypass programs. Additionally Prairie Heart Institute was the only Illinois hospital to receive three stars, the highest rating level for the report card. 2009 St. John’s Hospital was named one of the nation's Top 100 hospitals for cardiovascular care by Thomson Reuters. St. John’s was one of six hospitals in the state to receive the designation this year, and the only hospital in central Illinois to earn the distinction. Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG (Get With the Guidelines) Gold Performance Achievement for 2009 – one of only 121 hospitals nationwide to do so. St. John’s Hospital was designated a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care® by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Centers have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients. Each facility met stringent clinical criteria, developed in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations' recommendations, including the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). It is subject to periodic reevaluation as criteria continue to evolve.