How did your Center begin?
For eight years, Lexington Medical Center has provided patients with complete cardiac care. Now, the hospital has taken the next step in that care. Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center integrates all cardiovascular services available in the hospital’s network of care. It will lead the way in shaping cardiovascular care in our community for years to come.
What is your mission?
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. The formation of Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center represents Lexington Medical Center’s commitment to help serve those in our community who face this challenging disease. Patients can now come to one facility where real collaboration can occur to promote the best outcomes.
What differentiates your Center from other specialists
in the field?
Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center is a collaborative practice that promotes teamwork among all its specialists and serves as the standard for groundbreaking research and advanced heart and vascular patient care. The team at Lexington Heart and Vascular Center includes all Lexington Cardiology physicians and advanced practice providers, all Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery physicians and advanced practice providers, and the vascular surgery specialists from Southern Surgical Group.
What are your goals for this year?
Our vision is to have a multidisciplinary, nationally recognized center that is a regional and statewide referral center for advanced cardiovascular care. Our heart surgeons, vascular surgeons, and cardiologists work together to provide the best care possible to patients with complex cardiovascular diseases.
How has the Columbia community benefitted from
Heart disease and vascular disease are serious and closely related. Patients who have one are more likely to have the other. This multidisciplinary team can address every aspect of patients’ needs from diagnosis and treatment to management and prevention. This approach gives patients continued access to the highest quality care while providing them with innovative and comprehensive treatment options.