Heart & Vascular Center

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. To help protect your heart, Allegiance Health offers a complete range of cardiovascular services from risk prevention education to open-heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. The Allegiance Heart and Vascular Center team has the skill, experience and passion to provide you with the highest level of clinical care. They are also dedicated to making sure you and your family have the personal attention and emotional support you deserve.

An Advanced Model of Care

The Allegiance Heart and Vascular Center was designed as a Cardiac Universal Bed Unit (CUB), which allows patients to remain in the same room and have the same care team for their entire stay. In addition to being more convenient for patients and their families, the CUB eliminates the physical stress of moving to various floors and promotes a consistent level of care that is proven to be safer for patients and decrease the length of their hospital stay.

Experienced Vascular Surgeons

Since 2005, Allegiance Health has offered vascular surgery services to the Jackson community. Our surgeons have performed hundreds of minimally invasive procedures involving the repair of aneurysms, as well as providing continuing follow-up care.

Nationally Recognized Care

The Allegiance Heart and Vascular Center ranks among the top ten percent in the nation for heart care, based on independent research by CareChex—a division of Caparion Medical Analytics. CareChex also ranks Allegiance in the top ten percent in the nation for overall medical and surgical care.

Allegiance Health’s emergency angioplasty program consistently beats national best-practice time standards for procedures in which minutes saved mean heart muscle saved.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac CareBlue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has designated Allegiance Health as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care. The Blue Distinction Center program was developed with input from the medical community and evaluates hospitals on their ability to deliver high quality and safe specialty care based on criteria that directly impact patient results, such as surgical team expertise and a history of better outcomes for patients.

Research confirms that the newly designated Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications and readmissions than their peers. Blue Distinction Centers+ also are more than 20 percent more cost-efficient. The program provides consumers with tools to make better informed health care decisions, and these results will enable employers, working with their Blue Plan, to tailor benefits to meet their individual quality and cost objectives.

Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable health care. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria are displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.

The best chance of surviving a heart attack is to act quickly. Do not wait for symptoms to go away. Call 9-1-1 immediately, and chew an aspirin while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.