Heart Smart

We are proud to be the region’s only Comprehensive Cardiac Center, certified by The Joint Commission. For our patients, this means you are connected to the region’s most clinically sophisticated heart, lung and vascular services.

This certification was granted through a rigorous, in-depth evaluation of patient-centered care. Southeast Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in the nation and one of the smallest community hospital to achieve this recognition to date.

In order to obtain CCC Certification, the organization was required to show excellence and exceed quality measurements in at least seven of the following areas:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization Procedure
  • Valve Replacement/Repair
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Arrhythmia Management
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)

"To be singled out as one of the nation’s top centers for cardiac care required a spirit of commitment and teamwork across the entire staff. Earning this honor required a great deal of work, commitment and expertise on our part, and it was the right thing to do for our patients. They expect, and deserve, exceptional care."

-Maria Sudak, VP and Chief Operating Officer, SoutheastHEALTH


Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening (FREE Screening)

A serious circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to limbs, usually the legs. This causes symptoms such as leg pain when walking.

PAD is also a potential sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries called atherosclerosis. This condition may reduce blood flow to the heart and brain, as well as legs. PAD affects more than 18 million people, most over the age of 50. While serious, this disease is treatable.

The screening test is done on bare hands and feet, looking for pulses in each extremity. It will take approximately 30 minutes and you will leave with the test results and recommendation for follow-up, if needed, in your hands. Check out all upcoming dates for PAD Screenings.

*Note: this test method does not apply to people with atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat.

Vascular Screening

Tests available:

  • Stroke / Carotid Artery Test - Ultrasound of the carotid arteries visualizing the build-up of fatty plaque, the number one cause of stroke
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Test - Ultrasound testing for enlargement of the abdominal aorta
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Test - Testing for blockages in the legs

The cost for all three screenings is $110 or $50 for an individual screening. Osteoporosis screening is available for an additional $30. Limited number of vascular screenings available. Please call 1-800-800-5123 to register.