Cardiovascular Care - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Cardiovascular Care

Nationally Renowned Heart and Vascular Care in Delaware County

My Crozer-Keystone Story: Jeanette Hartunian
My Crozer-Keystone Story: Jeanette Hartunian

Crozer-Keystone cardiothoracic surgeon Charles Geller, M.D. used an advanced new technique to repair Hartunian’s faulty main artery in suspended animation.

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with heart disease or have a chronic heart condition, you want the highest level of cardiac care available. Fortunately, if you live in the area, one of the region’s elite programs is right in your backyard: Crozer-Keystone Cardiovascular Services.

From non-invasive testing and diagnosis to surgery and rehabilitation to valve disorders and heart failure, Delaware County turns to Crozer-Keystone Cardiovascular Services for high quality, outcomes-based and patient-centered heart care. Our cardiovascular treatments and services include:

With a storied history of innovation and achievement, Crozer-Keystone Health System has long been considered one of the region’s leaders in cardiovascular care. We continue to build on this reputation with the addition of skilled new physicians, new technologies and advanced treatment procedures.

The Crozer-Keystone Heart Team

With patient and family at its center, the Crozer-Keystone Heart Team brings cardiovascular specialists together to provide education and develop the best treatment plan for each patient. Following a dedicated philosophy of total cardiac care, the Heart Team encourages shared decision making among primary cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons in order to make the care process as efficient as possible.

To ensure that we explore every care option, Crozer-Keystone consolidates vast amounts of information and resources from across the health system with the assistance of Health System Emergency Medical Services and cross-facility protocols. This creates streamlined access to our full spectrum of cardiac care – from electrophysiology and catheterization lab services to heart failure therapies and new surgical techniques – under a single umbrella.

First in Delaware County

Crozer-Keystone Health System has the longest history of heart and vascular care in Delaware County. We were the first healthcare system in Delaware County to:

  • Perform open heart surgery
  • Perform primary angioplasty
  • Establish open heart and rehabilitation units
  • Establish an interventional heart program
  • Establish an electrophysiology program to treat heart rhythm disorders
  • Offer cardiac resynchronization therapy, a unique device therapy to treat heart failure

Recognized for Excellent, Patient-Centered Care

However, being the first isn't enough. In fact, we have continued to build on our experience over the years to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care that has earned us honors:

  • The American College of Cardiology awarded Crozer-Chester Medical Center the NCDR ACTION Registry–Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014. Crozer is one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
  • Becker's Hospital Review has recognized Crozer-Chester Medical Center in their "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" nationwide.
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center was designated a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Independence Blue Cross.
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center earned the Action Registry "Get with the Guidelines" 2012 Platinum Performance Achievement Award.
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer® for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve cardiac care.