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Heart Care at Spartanburg Regional: Decades of Commitment

From the 1960s through today, physicians with the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System have focused on heart care. With every heartbeat, we take steps to make sure the communities we serve have the latest advances in heart diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. We look forward to continuing this commitment in the decades to come.

Our Milestones in Heart Health

  • Advancement 2016

    First hospital in North and South Carolina to receive Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation Accreditation

  • Honors 2016

    Recognized as one of Healthgrades' 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2016 and as the top 5 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery

  • Honors 2015

    Only hospital in South Carolina to be Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery in 2015

  • Honors 2013

    Ranked #1 in South Carolina for Overall Cardiac Services by HealthGrades™

  • Facilities 2010

    Opening of the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center

  • Advancement 2008

    First heart surgery with the da Vinci® computer-guided surgical system

  • Honors 2006

    Ranked #1 in South Carolina for overall heart services and #1 in North and South Carolina for heart surgery by HealthGrades™

  • Honors 2005

    Recognized as first Certified Primary Stroke Center in South Carolina

  • Honors 2003

    Recognized as first accredited Chest Pain Center in South Carolina

  • Honors 2001

    Spartanburg Regional Heart Center named among Solucient Top 100 Hospitals

  • Facilities 2001

    Fourth catheterization lab added

  • Advancement 1998

    Electrophysiology program established

  • Advancement 1997

    Congestive Heart Failure program established

  • Advancement 1995

    Spartanburg Regional Foundation Heart Board established

  • Advancement 1995

    Beating-heart surgery is performed at Spartanburg Regional Heart Center

  • Advancement 1994

    First stent implanted at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

  • Advancement 1989

    Emergency Heart Network formed

  • Facilities 1988

    Spartanburg Regional Heart Center opens

  • Advancement 1985

    Cardiac Rehabilitation program developed

  • Advancement 1983

    Heart Center participates in its first international research study

  • Advancement 1982

    First angioplasty procedure

  • Advancement 1981

    First open-heart surgery is performed at Spartanburg Regional

  • Advancement 1970

    First use of blood-thinning drug therapy

  • Facilities 1970

    Coronary care unit (CCU) established

  • Advancement 1970

    First echocardiography program in the state established at Spartanburg General Hospital

  • Facilities 1969

    First cardiac catheterization lab developed

  • Advancement 1968

    First pacemaker implanted at Spartanburg General Hospital

  • Advancement 1968

    Diagnostic nuclear studies introduced at Spartanburg General Hospital

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