UCI Health earns Blue Center Distinction for cardiac care from Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

June 03, 2019

UCI Health is pleased to announce that its cardiology program has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 

To earn a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, a medical center must provide a full range of inpatient cardiac care services, including coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart valve surgery and angioplasty/percutaneous coronary intervention. The Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program helps patients find high-quality providers who have demonstrated better quality care and improved patient outcomes, including lower complication rates following certain cardiac procedures.

Specialists in the UCI Health Cardiology Services program represent the highest levels of academic and clinical excellence in heart health. They diagnose and treat all conditions of the heart and vascular system with state-of-the-art technology and expertise that is unmatched in the region. 

Whether a patient wants to reduce your risk of a heart attack through the preventive cardiology program, need an arterial blockage cleared by our interventional cardiology program, correct a heartbeat through the cardiac arrhythmia program, or help for reduced blood flow with the heart failure programor vascular team, UCI Health is dedicated to making patients’ hearts as healthy as they can be. 

In 2019, the American Heart Association bestowed the UCI Health team with the “Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award” for exceeding the highest standards of heart failure care.

Because women have unique cardiac health needs, the UCI Health Women's Heart Program has the largest team of specialists dedicated to women's heart health in Orange County. UCI Health understands those needs and are experts in recognizing the signs of disease specific to women.

Patients can access UCI Health Cardiology Services at UCI Medical Center in Orange, Gottschalk Medical Plaza in Irvine and at outpatient offices in Yorba Linda and Tustin.

For an appointment with UCI Health Cardiology Services, call 714-456-6699.

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