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UAB Cardiovascular Institute Awards & Recognition

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The UAB Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is proud to be consistently recognized as one of the top programs in the country. Learn more about our most recent national and regional honors listed below.

U.S. News & World Report - UAB Cardiovascular Institute is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation's top programs for cardiology and heart surgery.

Fortune/IBM Watson Health Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals – Fortune/IBM Watson Health consistently ranks UAB Medicine among the 50 top hospitals in the United States for cardiovascular care.

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery – Healthgrades recognizes UAB Hospital for excellent clinical outcomes in heart bypass and heart valve surgeries.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval as an Advanced Primary Heart Attack Center – The Gold Seal reflects UAB Hospital’s commitment to providing safe, research-based cardiac care for heart attacks.

American Heart Association Award for Heart Failure Quality – UAB Hospital’s heart failure program received the Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold with Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to improving heart failure treatment.

International Society of Cardio-Oncology Awards GOLD Certification – The UAB Cardio-Oncology Program received GOLD status, which is the highest level of certification by the International Cardio-Oncology Society.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Ventricular Assist Devices – This Gold Seal reflects UAB Hospital’s commitment to meeting the highest care and safety standards for implanting ventricular assist devices, which are mechanical pumps that support heart function and blood flow.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Silver Beacon Award for Excellence – UAB Hospital’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit are individually recognized for exceptional care, positive patient outcomes, and high patient satisfaction.

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