Getting to the Heart of the Matter

With a strong family history of cardiac problems, John Zylka knows the signs and symptoms of heart trouble.  After several bypass procedures in the early 2000s, he became vigilant about regular visits with his cardiologist, Dr. Lawrence Denino.  In 2016, when he experienced shortness of breath and chest tightness, he wasted no time in contacting Dr. Denino.  After a few quick tests, he found himself at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital for a catheterization followed by a rotoblation, a high risk procedure with interventional cardiologist Dr. Nevin Baker.  Given Excela's recognition in heart care nationally, John had no doubts about putting his heart in Excela's expert hands, especially since Excela ranks in the top 10% for medical excellence in heart attack treatment.  No one ranks higher in Western PA*.  Now John is the #PictureofHealth.
*Market claims are based on CareChex® Composite Quality Scores™ and nationally balanced scorecard criteria for health systems serving the combined statistical area (CSA) of Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton.

Picture of Health: John Zylka


Excela Health is ranked in the Top 10% in the nation in 2017 for Medical Excellence in Heart Attack Treatment.  Medical excellence is measured by a composite performance across six areas of quality: process of care, mortality, complications, inpatient quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.  Of the hospitals and health systems across the country, Excela Health ranked among the top, meaning that, if you have a heart attack, you can feel confident you are receiving not only the care you need, but care that rivals any in the region and nation.

                                           

Excela Health also ranks in the Top 10% in Cancer Care and Overall Hospital Care.  Or, to learn more about Excela Health and additional rankings, view Pictures of Quality, our digital magazine.

 

*Market claims are based on CareChex® Composite Quality Scores™ and nationally balanced scorecard criteria for health systems serving the combined statistical area (CSA) of Pittsburgh-New Castle-Weirton.