Why Choose Piedmont Heart Institute

Piedmont Heart Institute is a destination for cardiovascular care and a leader in advancing innovations for patients with the most challenging conditions.

We have been named among the top 5% in the nation for Overall Cardiac Services by Healthgrades for 2018 and cited as one of the top 100 Heart Programs in the nation by Beckers Hospital Review. Our commitment to quality and the patient experience results in better outcomes and improved quality of life for our patients.

Our Bold Approach

In 2007, three groups of competing physicians approached a health system with a bold idea to co-manage cardiovascular services in order to integrate care between hospital and physician office and among specialties, invest resources on a larger scale where they could make the most difference, and align incentives to put the focus where it should be – on the patient.  The birth of the Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) reshaped the healthcare landscape in Atlanta and the country, rooted in the idea that the best way to deliver care was based on:

  • A fully integrated, strategically and financially aligned model
  • Assembled and governed in partnership with cardiovascular physicians
  • Anchored with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services
  • Bound with the commitment and dedication of Piedmont Healthcare to ensure its success.

Ten years later, PHI continues to reshape the healthcare landscape with its leadership in innovation, personalized care and integrated comprehensive services.  PHI has grown to over 100 physicians, over 100 advanced practice providers, 30 clinics and 11 hospitals covering a region across 140 miles north-south and east-west, as well as serving patients from around the country. What remains constant is PHI’s commitment to bringing the most advanced science and personal focus to each of our patients to ensure they receive the very best care.

Proven Concept

“Countless friends and family have benefited from the care of the physicians and staff of this institution. I personally have seen firsthand how Piedmont saves lives, including my own. They proved to me that they can deliver what they promise.”

– Philanthropist Bernie Marcus, supporting Piedmont’s establishment of the Marcus Heart and Vascular Center with a $75 million gift, the second largest ever to a community hospital.

Our physician-led Centers of Excellence focus on:

  • Advanced heart failure and transplantation
  • Arrhythmia
  • General and preventive cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Valvular and structural heart disease
  • Vascular conditions

Centers of Excellence drive quality, innovation, program development, education and research. This ensures an integrated disease based approach that can provide the best care for the most challenging cases.