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The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute

Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning Cardiac Services

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) at Rochester General Health System is a nationally recognized for providing clinically excellent cardiac care, with compassion and attentiveness to the needs of patients and their loved ones. This award-winning cardiac program involves a close collaboration of many of the country's finest cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, doctors and nurses - all dedicated to delivering superior cardiology services focused on patient wellness.

SCHI's approach to cardiac care has been proven to result in fewer complications, faster recoveries and longer, healthier lives for our patients. The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute has been designated nine times as a Thomson/Solucient Top 100 Cardiovascular hospital, and is ranked #1 for Cardiac Care in New York state and among the top 4 hospitals nationwide by CareChex®, the hospital quality rating service of The Delta Group.

SCHI: A Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery Center

In addition to our own highly skilled team of cardiac experts, The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute enjoys a relationship with the Cleveland Clinic that provides our patients with local access to the latest research and technology from the country's leading cardiac program. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery Center #1 in cardiac care for the 15th straight year.

For more information about The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, call us at (585) 922-5661.

About The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) at Rochester General Hospital is a regional leader in cardiac care and ranks first in New York State (NYS) for Major Cardiac Surgery (third in the nation) and Cardiac Care according to the 2012 report from CareChex®, a division of The Delta Group. SCHI has been recognized nine times as a 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital, nationally, and is ranked by CareChex® as the state's number one Overall Cardiac Care Program.

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SCHI Physician Leadership Team

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute’s Physician Leadership Team is made up clinical leaders across the specialty areas in cardiac care. Together with the rest of the SCHI team, these physicians ensure that our program operates at the highest levels. This is a leadership team dedicated to you and all of our patients – ensuring that we are the best we can be and that SCHI provides the best care to you…and your heart.

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Quality Outcomes & National Recognition

To meet the undeniable need for exceptional cardiac care, at the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) we have one simple rule: Never settle for anything less than perfection. That standard drives SCHI's pursuit of excellence in every aspect of patient care and inspires our dedication to a process that has taken shape over two decades and continues to evolve today. Our record of excellence has earned SCHI some remarkable reviews.

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Heart Conditions & Diseases

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute is committed to individuals, like you, that are concerned about their heart health and may require specialized cardiac care. The most common forms of heart disease include:

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute is committed to individuals, like you, that are concerned about their heart health and may require specialized cardiac care. The most common forms of heart disease include:

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Comprehensive Cardiac Services

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute's highly skilled cardiologists and heart surgeons have an expert understanding of leading-edge cardiac care including:

Learn more about the cardiac, cardiology and cardiovascular services we provide, about cardiovascular and heart disease, the various treatments that The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute offers and how to take good care of your heart.

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