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Suburban Hospital Designated as a Cardiac Interventional Center - 07/11/2014

Suburban Hospital Designated as a Cardiac Interventional Center

Release Date: July 11, 2014

Bethesda, Md., – Suburban Hospital has received continued designation as a Cardiac Interventional Center (CIC) from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). This involved a robust application and on-site inspection process that reviewed our processes for caring for patients with acute cardiac problems from the time EMS picks them up through their care in the Emergency Department, Cath Lab, as an inpatient, and through Cardiac Rehab.  The designation is for a period of five years.

Suburban Hospital offers a broad range of cardiac programs — from emergency/trauma care to state-of-the-art cardiac diagnostics and rehabilitation.   In addition, the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital brings the clinical and scientific excellence of the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine to Suburban’s community-based cardiac surgery program.  Patients of the Center have access to advanced treatment services and the Center provides training for cardiac surgeons and cardiologists.  It also engages in groundbreaking research, contributing to improvements in the treatment of cardiac disease worldwide.

In its report, MIEMSS recognized Suburban for meeting the Maryland acute hospital licensing requirements, its excellent “door to balloon” times for patients needing angioplasty, its Beat Line tracking system for emergency medical personnel, and its participation in the County Hospital Alert Tracking Systems. 

MIEMSS commended Suburban Hospital for its experienced staff and interventionalists, the excellent cardiac rehabilitation consultation process and in-house program for discharged cardiac patients, and its good quality assurance review process. Learn more about Suburban Hospital's Cardiac Care.

About Suburban Hospital

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and Northwest DC for more than 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with major health care organizations like the neighboring National Institutes of Health. For more information, find us on Facebook or visit

For more information, contact:
Debra Scheinberg | 301-896-3612 |

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