St. Vincent Charity Medical Center holds a rich history of cardiac care beginning in 1950 when Dr. Henry A. Zimmerman, MD, launched the hospital’s division of cardiology. Under Dr. Zimmerman's direction, St. Vincent Charity was placed at the forefront of innovations in cardiac care. In 1956, Earl B. Kaye, performed the first open-heart surgery in the Midwest, the third in the country, at St. Vincent Charity. A short time later, the hospital opened one of the first diagnostic and evaluation laboratories in the Midwest.
St. Vincent Charity Medical has been recognized with a five-star rating from HealthGrades in cardiac services and remains committed to providing patients with excellent heart care. Whether you require emergency care for heart attack or stroke, interventional cardiology to treat blockage or cardiac rehabilitation to get you back on your feet, our program can help.