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OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute Receives National Recognition

American College of Cardiology recognizes OSF for commitment to quality care for heart patients

OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute has been named one of the top health systems in the U.S. for providing top quality care to heart patients in 2022. OSF received this recognition from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report, and is one of only 89 health systems nationwide to be included.

The U.S. News & World Report issue recognizes OSF’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart patients. OSF has consistently reached aggressive goals outlined by the ACC, including patient care and quality improvement metrics and benchmarks.

“OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute has a long standing commitment to excellent care for heart patients. We are honored to be recognized nationally for the care our specialists and care teams give our patients every day,” said Christopher Sparrow, M.D., an OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute heart failure specialist.

“As an ACC quality programs participant, the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute has established itself as a leader in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in patients with cardiovascular disease,” said ACC president Edward Fry, M.D., FACC, . “OSF has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations and standardized National Clinical Data Registry (NCDR) benchmarking. The ACC is proud to include OSF as one of the Best Hospitals of 2022.”

ACC Accreditation Services provides hospitals with practical resources and support to minimize gaps in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Facilities achieving an ACC accreditation are committed to establishing a method for sustainable quality improvement.

“I am proud of every single OSF Mission Partner who made this happen, consistently putting in the hard work it takes to be among the best heart care experts,” said Darrel Gumm, M.D., vice president of OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute.


The OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute offers coordinated, integrated care in 29 locations throughout northern and central Illinois. Throughout our health care Ministry, we offer 85 heart specialists providing care in 11 subspecialties, covering every aspect of cardiovascular care. OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute has the only cardiology training fellowship in our regions, and is the only heart transplant program south of Chicago in Illinois. Visit to learn more.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 56,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit