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Jennifer Demellweek

June 22, 2018

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Heminger HeartCare provides exceptional care

The Jane and Gary Heminger HeartCare Center, located within Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, continues to be under the national average for “door to balloon” time. 

Heminger HeartCare has a “door to balloon” time of 56 minutes. The national average is 60 minutes. This means it takes 56 minutes or less for the team at Blanchard Valley Hospital to re-establish blood flow to the heart muscle. 

“We are so proud to offer a door to balloon time that is lower than the national average and to provide elite and quality care to our community,” said Chris Keller, vice president of clinical services and supply chain for BVHS. “Our associates, physicians and volunteers work hard every day to ensure each patient has a positive experience.” 

Services provided by the team at Heminger HeartCare include prevention and rehabilitation, noninvasive testing, minimally invasive procedures and open heart surgery. Minimally invasive procedures offered at Heminger HeartCare include cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, coronary stenting and electrophysiology procedures. 

The open heart surgery program performs coronary artery bypass grafting surgeries as well as valve surgeries and the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. Heminger HeartCare features the latest equipment and technology needed to support our skilled cardiologists. The providers performing these delicate procedures at BVHS are all board certified, extremely experienced and ready to care for patients. 

Since the cardiac program began at Blanchard Valley Hospital in 2005, it has seen 2,700 percutaneous coronary interventions, 11,190 diagnostic catheterizations, treated over 720 heart attacks and performed over 1,000 cardiac surgeries, totally more than 15,620 heart procedures performed at BVH. 

Heminger HeartCare at Blanchard Valley Hospital provides care to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Blanchard Valley Hospital is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons who establish and monitor national benchmarks. Data is measured through national benchmarks comparing similar size facilities and procedure volume.