On Oct. 1, the Indiana Heart Hospital is going to begin transitioning into the Community Heart and Vascular Hospital.
The hospital, which has been part of the Community Health Network for nearly 10 years, is going through the name change to eliminate confusion and build a stronger connection to the network, Tom Malasto, president of Community Heart and Vascular Hospital and chief operating officer for Community Hospitals of Indiana, said in a phone interview with Current in Fishers.
“The Indiana Heart Hospital, a long-standing anchor on the Community North campus, is changing its name, not only to bring it more closely into the Community Health Network family by name, but also to reflect the comprehensive range of state-of-the-art services and procedures available,” he said in a press release.
Many of the services, as well as staff and support, will not change. Some services will see expansion, according to Malasto.
Traditional practices, like vascular surgical services, valve repair and care of congestive heart failure are in place.
“We continue to evolve our services,” Malasto said.
He said the hospital’s cardiovascular genetic counseling center is a point of pride, as well as electrophysiology.
Clinicians from the Community Physician Network employ training in cardiovascular and medical genetics, helping patients understand “their risk of inherited heart disease and take steps to prevent or proactively manage the condition,” according to the press release.
A combination of each patient’s personal experience and clinical outcomes set Community Heart and Vascular Hospital sets it apart, according to Malasto.
Employees will started showing off the new facility name on team t-shirts at the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Sept. 15.
The soon-to-be-named Community Heart and Vascular Hospital is connected to Community Hospitals East, North, South and Anderson via heart and vascular physicians in the Community Physical Network.