Importance of Cardiac Care Accreditation

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Baptist Health Lexington is of the first seven hospitals to be awarded the Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence Accreditation by the American Heart Association.

This accreditation was earned for the many ongoing processes aimed at improving the care and outcomes of their heart patients. Their team of board-certified physicians and skilled support staff offer the highest standards of treatment with the utmost compassion.

"I think Baptist Health Lexington is an excellent facility because of everything we have to offer heart patients. We really can treat every cardiac diagnosis here," Baptist Health Lexington cardiologist Dr. Robert Sawyer said.

In addition to the quality care offered at Baptist Health Lexington, the quest to learn and improve cardiac treatment is non-stop. They conduct continuous research and clinical trials and were the first in the world to install the stereotaxis magnetic navigation system for treating complex cardiac arrhythmias.

"We’re collecting data all the time and looking at ways we can improve patient care," Dr. Sawyer said.

In addition to providing the most advanced diagnosis and treatment options, the heart care team at Baptist Health Lexington understands the importance of their patients being seen in a timely manner. They offer same-day and next day appointments and often do not require a physician referral.

Visit to learn more about the cardiology services they offer and to take your own heart health assessment.