Lourdes Health System is one of the largest providers of cardiac services in the entire Delaware Valley. The experience that comes from this also helps to make Lourdes among the best in the nation, ranking in the top few in New Jersey and is foremost in South Jersey.
Among recognition that HealthGrades® currently gives to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center are these distinctions:
- One of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ in 2015
- Recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Cardiac Care Excellence Award™
- Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2014-2015)
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2015
- Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2014-2015)
- Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2014-2015)
- Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2012-2015)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 6 Years in a Row (2010-2015)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 12 Years in a Row (2004-2015)
Lourdes Cardiology Services is an extensive resource for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, heart rhythm conditions, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart wall abnormalities and complete list of additional heart conditions. With advanced technology and options such as cardiac catheterization and interventional procedures lifesaving care for cardiac emergencies like heart attacks; heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation, education and research. Lourdes cardiovascular excellence extends beyond these core heart services to care of valvular disease and peripheral vascular disease, and other areas of vascular subspecialty focus. Expertise in related medical and wellness-based care, and in nonsurgical catheter techniques that minimize the invasiveness of treatment, help Lourdes lead its service area in providing the latest options. First-rate cardiothoracic and vascular surgery complete the comprehensive offerings provided at Lourdes.
Team Approach/Multiple Locations
The reputation of Lourdes’ cardiac services for quality care is a direct result of the expertise of the physicians and staff at Lourdes. With nearly 100 cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, electrophysiologists and cardiac anesthesiologists-plus hundreds of nurses, technicians, and support staff-Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ, is able to successfully integrate state-of-the-art heart care with a genuine concern for the comfort and well being of its patients.
The cardiac-services staff at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County (LMCBC) also provides comprehensive care, using the latest technology in science and medicine to help heart patients recover and return to productive lives.
Lourdes has recently built on its reputation for leading-edge heart services not only through steady clinical advances but by improving on its model of delivery and access for patients. Acquiring three of the most active and best-known cardiology practices in the region, Lourdes has created an integrated delivery system for cardiac services. It provides care at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, LourdesCare at Cherry Hill and Moorestown and numerous outpatient locations where services are highly coordinated with medical center care. Outpatient non-invasive cardiac testing is available throughout the community. Hospital staff and heart specialists work together on quality assurance, program development and improving the patient experience.
All Lourdes facilities assure patients of care by highly trained specialists. In this ever-changing and highly technical field, Lourdes’ cardiac clinicians recognize the need for continuing education, pursuing knowledge aggressively to keep abreast of the latest techniques, procedures and proven treatments.
Specialists in Lourdes’ cardiac services always seek the least invasive approach to treatment that they can safely offer patients according to the most current guidelines for treating heart conditions. Many patients with symptoms or risk factors of cardiac disease can do well simply through treatment with medications and with adjustments of lifestyle factors in areas such as diet, exercise, and stress. Lourdes’ experience medical cardiologists and interventional cardiologists can provide this important medical cardiologic care.
Patients who undergo some form of invasive treatment such as cardiac angioplasty or surgery also remain on medical cardiologic treatment after their procedure. Routine visits and check-ups with Lourdes cardiologists to monitor important indicators of cardiac status and to oversee any cardiac drug regimen is an essential component of ongoing heart care.
Cardiac Support Services
Many cardiac patients require testing and treatment for other health problems. Available medical services include a comprehensive radiology department, a highly specialized full-service laboratory, a pulmonary function lab, rehabilitation services (including physical, speech and occupational therapies), and respiratory services. Social services, nutritional education, and pastoral care help patients adjust and return to daily living.
All year long, Lourdes provides a variety of informational lectures and programs about heart health. Many of these programs are provided by the Lourdes Wellness Center, which offers presentations and health fairs featuring cardiac risk factor screenings all encourage public awareness of the need to take better care of our hearts and bodies.
For more information about upcoming events, check the “News and Events”.