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Southcoast Hospitals Group has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.

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Southcoast Heart Center

New! Cardiac Surgery team implants new Impella device. First in the region

Redefining community-based heart care in our state.

Southcoast Hospitals is a Top 100 Hospital in Cardiac Care from HealthGrades
Heart disease is the No. 1 health problem on the South Coast — with more than 33,000 people in our area suffering from heart disease — and about two in five residents die from it.

Southcoast was the first community hospital south of Boston to consolidate all advanced cardiac services into "centers for excellence" in cardiac care. Today, the program is one of the leading community hospital-based heart centers in the region, with an unmatched depth and breadth of services. In fact, Healthgrades has consistently recognized Southcoast Hospitals Group for its clinical achievements. Learn more about our recent achievements.

Today, Southcoast's Cardiovascular Services provides the entire spectrum of cardiovascular services — from open heart surgery procedures to cardiac catheterizations to coronary angioplasty and pacemakers.

Southcoast performs more cardiac catheterizations than any other community hospital system in Massachusetts, with approximately 60 percent of patients needing advanced treatment such as coronary artery bypass or angioplasty.

Our state-of-the-art Electrophysiology Laboratories at Charlton and St. Luke's hospitals provide diagnostic testing for cardiac arrhythmias using noninvasive methods, such as electrocardiograms and Holter monitoring.

Our passion. Your heart.

Southcoast has made improved cardiac care one of our top priorities — investing millions to bring lifesaving services to our region.

What does this mean for local heart patients and their families?

It means your local hospitals, cardiologists and heart surgeons are at the forefront of community-based heart care — and are leaders in bringing the best care to where it is needed most, right here in the South Coast.

Southcoast's Cardiovascular Services offer the same level of technology available in teaching hospitals in Boston and Providence.

  • We were the first community hospital in Massachusetts to offer open heart surgery as part of a new program in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

  • Our program consistently earn the highest possible quality ratings from Healthgrades and other national and regional groups. Click here to see the 2014 ratings.

  • We have created an Electrophysiology Lab at Charlton that offers the latest in technology in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances.

Southcoast Heart Services:

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Southcoast Heart Center

Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720

St. Luke's Hospital
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Prevention Program
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Electrophysiology & Heart Rhythm Services
Heart Failure Clinic
Open Heart Surgery
Structural Heart/Valve Clinic
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services

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