heart careThe St. Francis Heart Center is located at ST. FRANCIS downtown in Greenville, SC. The facility serves the entire Upstate, SC region. Our comprehensive heart, vascular and lung program includes:
- Innovative Cardiac Care Unit that blends the latest technology with patient-focused design
Chest Pain Center available 24/7
A Heart Care Navigator who works with patients and families to ensure they fully understand the treatment plan
Heart facilities that are in close proximity to ensure you're always steps away from any service you may need
The most advanced technology available to diagnose and treat our patients
Skilled and caring staff that are specially-trained in caring for cardiac patients
We are honored to be named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care by Healthgrades, and to have earned the Cardiac Care Excellence Award. According to HealthGrades, St. Francis is ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Cardiology Services, and among the top 10% for Overall Cardiac Services. In addition, Healthgrades named St. Francis as a Five-Star award recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure.
St. Francis has earned the very first national accreditation by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence for its cardiac catheterization laboratory and angioplasty/stenting program. Learn more >>
In addition, St. Francis has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients. Hospitals involved in Mission: Lifeline are part of a system that makes sure STEMI patients get the right care they need, as quickly as possible. Mission: Lifeline focuses on improving the system of care for these patients and at the same time improving care for all heart attack patients.
As a “STEMI Receiving Hospital,” St. Francis meets high standards of performance in quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients to open the blocked artery. Before they are discharged, patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, aspirin, ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers and they receive smoking cessation counseling if needed. Hospitals must adhere to these guidelines-based measures at a set level for a designated period of time to be eligible for the achievement awards.