Heart & Vascular Center

The experience that has made Cleveland world-famous for heart surgery is available to you right here at UH Parma Medical Center.

Personalized Care

The Heart Center at UH Parma Medical Center is a unique cardiovascular intensive care unit that recovers patients following heart attacks, coronary interventions and cardiac and thoracic surgeries. Ranked #1 in Ohio for Coronary interventional Procedures and Five-star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading quality rankings firm, UH Parma Medical Center is proud to provide the community high-quality cardiac care with a more personal touch.


Unlike most other hospitals that perform open-heart surgery, patients at UH Parma Medical Center benefit from remaining in the same unit for all their post-operative care, from admission to discharge. This universal bed concept means patients reap the full advantage of UH Parma Medical Center’s personalized care. Because to us, it’s all vital.


Professional Staff

Patients recover in the healing environment of the 14-bed Heart Center. All patients have private rooms, with large windows, wood accents and a friendly staff. The unit strives for continuity of care, with patients seeing the same nurses as many consecutive days as possible. Showers are located in the unit to enable patients to return to normal activities as soon as medically possible. In addition, the unit and surrounding areas have telemetry capabilities, allowing patients and their families to walk and interact outside of the Heart Center while still being monitored. The staff consists of registered nurses and house physicians specially trained in cardiac surgery and available to respond to any emergencies.



The Heart Center provides a wide range of procedures, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting, including off-pump bypass, endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Aortic and mitral valve replacements and repairs
  • Minimally invasive procedures including coronary artery bypass grafts, aortic and mitral valve replacements and repair
  • Thoracic aneurysm repair
  • Correction of atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias (MAZE procedures)


Participating in UH Parma Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program following surgery or a heart attack can further enhance the long-term health of patients with coronary artery and valve disease. It has been proven to help cardiac patients maintain a higher quality of life.


Why Choose UH Parma Medical Center’s Heart Center?

  • Excellent intra-operative and postoperative outcomes compared to national benchmarks
  • Streamlined nursing care, with faster recognition of complications
  • Lower length of stay and complication rates than the national average for coronary bypass patients
  • High patient and family satisfaction


Excellence and Recognition

HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent source of quality ratings, has recognized UH Parma Medical Center for:

  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ in 2012
  • Ranked #1 in Ohio for Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Ranked among the Top 5 facilities in Ohio and one of the Top 5 percent of facilities in the nation for Coronary
  • Interventional Procedures for four years in a row (2009-2012)
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Coronary
  • Intervention Excellence Award™ (2009-2012)
  • Overall Cardiac Services put Parma
  • Hospital among the Top 10 facilities in the state for past two years and among the Top 10 percent in the nation in 2012
  • Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Cardiology Services for two years in a row (2011-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures for eight years in a row (2005-2012)


Contact Us

For a personal tour or more information call 440-743-4800.


Visiting Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 5 - 8 p.m.