Morton Plant Named Best in Nation for Heart Care 15 Times
“In addition to our commitment to quality, we work to promote access to new technology and procedures,” said Mahesh Amin, MD, medical director of cardiovascular services, Morton Plant Hospital. “In 2016 we brought several groundbreaking advancements to our heart patients,” noted Dr. Amin. Those advancements include:
- Morton Plant began providing a new group of patients suffering from aortic stenosis with minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for intermediate risk patients. Morton Plant Hospital also participating in the intermediate risk FDA study.
- Morton Plant was one of the first hospitals in Florida not a part of the clinical trial study to implant the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Known as the world’s smallest pacemaker, the one-inch device is thought to be the start of a new era in pacemakers.
- Morton Plant Hospital was the first site in West Central Florida to use the fully dissolving Absorb stent in a coronary artery following FDA approval. Morton Plant Hospital participated in the ABSORB III clinical trial.
- Morton Plant Hospital recently announced that it is participating in a clinical research trial assessing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for low risk aortic stenosis patients who have traditionally been treated with surgical aortic valve replacement.
The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Report is published by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company. Published once a year in November, the study is available at http://www.100tophospitals.com. Organizations do not apply or pay for the honor, or pay to promote their award.
About Morton Plant Hospital’s Cardiovascular Services
The first hospital in Tampa Bay to perform open heart surgery more than 40 years ago, Morton Plant Hospital is a Level II cardiac surgery program. The program has received the Society of Thoracic Surgeon’s highest level of recognition, a three-star rating. Through its Morgan Heart Hospital, Morton Plant provides cardiac catheterization labs, electrophysiology labs, cardiovascular surgery operating suites and universal patient rooms, the Morton Plant Structural Heart Center, a multi-disciplinary team performing minimally invasive treatments for valve disease such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) or Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR) and the Heart Function Clinic for the evaluation and treatment of heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation.
About Morton Plant Hospital
Since 1916, Morton Plant Hospital has been committed to improving the health of all we serve through community-owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Our 687-bed hospital is proud to offer nationally recognized care delivered in more than 50 specialty areas. Morton Plant Hospital offers innovative, accessible, and quality services to provide our community with a lifetime of compassionate, convenient care. Check out information on Morton Plant’s 100th Anniversary at www.MortonPlant100.org. For more information, call (727) 953-6877, or visit us on Facebook.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.