Welcome to the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute.
Providing Advanced Care Close to Home
Cardiovascular patients will find that choosing the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute will
make doctors’ visits, hospitalizations and follow-up appointments easier and less stressful – important
factors that physicians recognize as key to patients’ successful healing and recovery.
The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute is a multi-specialty practice dedicated to providing
comprehensive, high-quality cardiac and vascular services. It brings together many of the nation’s
best physicians in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiovascular
services, practicing in state-of-the-art facilities.
Highly trained teams of specialists, nurses, physician assistants and allied health professionals
work together to provide a seamless continuum of care across WMCHealth’s 10 hospitals on
eight campuses. Whether it is preventive care at a cardiologist’s office nearby, diagnostic screenings at a
community hospital, or more complex procedures at regional hospitals, patients will know they are getting the best, most comprehensive care.
The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute’s mission is to provide patients who live throughout the greater Hudson Valley region and southwestern Connecticut the highest level of care, close to home. Through WMCHealth, patients can receive care in their home communities, but also have access to the latest, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and leading-edge treatments at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie and HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston.
“We have developed a regional strategy of care that can keep patients closer to home,” said Julio
A. Panza, MD, Chief, Cardiology. “But unlike other models, we work with our member hospitals to
devise initiatives that are developed jointly across the system and work as a partnership to benefit the
Through new technologies such as telemedicine, improved transport and electronic medical records, patients can receive the highest level of care without the stress of extended travel to large, urban hospital centers. And with the addition of a Heart Center in the new Ambulatory Care Pavilion, outpatients can receive advanced diagnostic testing as well as emergency angioplasty, device implants and other interventional procedures in state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs. Referring cardiologists and physicians know their patients will receive the very best in innovative and leading-edge care from the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute.
The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute is
committed to providing Hudson Valley children and
adults with the most advanced cardiovascular services.
The Institute centers on patient care, patient
needs and patient respect. It provides access to
preventive, foundational and intermediate care in
local communities, and offers the most up-to-date,
complex care at regional centers.
Cardiovascular medicine is a constantly evolving field.
Innovation, the integration of multiple disciplines and
regional collaboration are paramount in achieving the
mission of providing the best possible medical care
for a population as large as the Hudson Valley and its
But that mission cannot be accomplished without
the experience and expertise of qualified physicians,
nurses and advanced practitioners who coordinate at
both local and regional levels. Westchester Medical
Center, WMCHealth’s flagship, is the region’s preeminent
healthcare provider and only quaternary
referral center. It is uniquely positioned to be the
catalyst for regional care across the continuum of
The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute is built
upon these tenets: The highest quality medical care;
a strong commitment to academic advancement
that includes well-established training and research
programs; and a visionary strategy to multidisciplinary
The Institute’s record of top-flight patient care is the
foundation that propels it ahead. It will continue to
embrace emerging technology. It will keep facilities
first-rate. And it will deliver on an unwavering
commitment to growth and expansion into new
areas, all to bring the finest, most experienced and
We, the leaders of the WMCHealth Heart and
Vascular Institute, are committed to providing stateof-
the-art, compassionate cardiovascular treatment
and healing. Our exceptional team is close by,
trustworthy and accessible to all, and hopes patients
and physicians across the region share its vision.
Cardiovascular disease typically progresses from a stage with
no symptoms, to early phases when it emerges, and finally to
the disease’s advanced forms. Success in medicine is achieved
when patients’ care and ongoing health prevent the disease
or when the disease can be effectively managed and treated.
Hence, a successful medical system is one that keeps patients
away from the advanced stages of the disease, and is capable
of addressing all levels of disease severity.
The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute has met the
challenge of preventing and fighting disease progression with
a multi-faceted strategy. Preventive care is provided at multiple
physicians’ network practices across the Hudson Valley. Early
stages of disease are treated at WMCHealth hospitals, with a
focus on keeping patients close to home. When the disease
has progressed to an advanced stage, patients are treated at
the flagship Westchester Medical Center, which has earned a
reputation for successfully treating the most complex cases.
Click for Office Locations and Phone Numbers
672 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
877 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Medical Arts Building
Kingston, NY 12401
689 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
103 South Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
575 Hudson Valley Avenue
New Windsor, NY 12553
1 Webster Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
257 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901