Presbyterian's Heart Program Scores "Three Stars" In Quality
News Release: December 4, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Presbyterian's Heart Program has received the highest quality designation of "Three Stars" from UnitedHealthcare for all three of its cardiology and cardiac surgery categories - Cardiac Specialty Center for Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Specialty Center for Interventional Cardiac Care and Cardiac Specialty Center for Rhythm Management.
The "Three Stars" is the highest quality score a program can receive in any category. The designation is based on the program's quality and cost efficiency data that is provided by the American College of Cardiology.
The Presbyterian Heart Group oversees the state's largest cardiac rehabilitation program and has 21 cardiologist and cardiothoracic-vascular surgeons dedicated to taking every possible measure to help patients avoid hospitalization while improving their health.
Presbyterian serves to improve the health of individuals, families and communities. Presbyterian Healthcare Services was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian employs more than 9,500 people throughout New Mexico.