The Best in Cardiac Care

Providence Health
2435 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204


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Whether you're at the doctor or in an ambulance when you need a heart have the right to choose where to have it performed. Choose quality. Choose Providence.

Our quality is no accident. As the first Midlands Heart Surgery Program, Providence earned and maintained its reputation as "South Carolina's heart hospital" by committing to quality cardiac heart care decades ago. 

When you need heart surgery, you want the best. The Providence Heart and Vascular Institute consistently achieves the highest quality ranking for coronary artery bypass. In fact, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ database, which provides the most trusted industry ranking according to industry insiders, has awarded Providence its highest ranking of 3-Stars for every single term that it has performed the evaluation. This most recent ranking was our 22nd consecutive 3-Star placement. Providence was also selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best programs for heart failure, heart bypass, and/or COPD procedures. Read more information on the national recognitions that have identified ours as the best heart surgery program in Columbia.

Click here for a list of cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries performed at the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute.

Providence Health was the FIRST hospital to introduce full cardiovascular services to the Midlands over 40 years ago.

Since then, Providence has been consistently among the first to bring new technology and cardiovascular procedures to South Carolina. You can read more about the products and technologies we introduced on our "First for the Midlands. First For You." page. Now, Providence is the first in the Midlands to offer the groundbreaking Watchman LAA Closure Device, which can change the life of A-fib patients. 

Questioning your diagnosis? Get a second opinion you can count on. 

Did you know that Cardiac Rehab is a proven technique to reduce the recurrence of a cardiac event?  Read more information about our certified Cardiac Rehab program with two convenient locations. 

If you have any questions about the heart care provided by South Carolina’s heart hospital or how you can receive state-of-the-art cardiovascular care, call 800.424.DOCS.