The Heart Institute at Bay Medical-Sacred Heart is the only comprehensive heart program in the Panama City area and is rated #1 in all of Northwest Florida for overall quality heart care. With five cardiac catheterization labs, Bay Medical-Sacred Heart offers angioplasty and stent placement to open clogged blood vessels in the heart, and is the only area hospital offering open heart surgery. In addition, Bay Medical-Sacred Heart offers many specialized technologies to treat rhythm disorders and a dedicated cardiac intensive care unit and cardiac nursing floor with staff trained to care for the unique needs of heart patients. Patients at Bay Medical often recover in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation – an outpatient program that allows patients to begin an exercise program under monitored medical supervision and guidance.
Bay Medical-Sacred Heart is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Center of Excellence in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. In addition, an independent health care ratings organization has given Bay Medical 5-stars for heart attack treatment for the past eight years in a row and lists Bay Medical among the top 10 percent in the nation for cardiac care for the last four years in a row.