Mountain Health Network Names Second Center of Excellence

Mountain Health Network (MHN) has selected St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute as a Center of Excellence (COE). Effective October 8, 2019, all coronary interventional cardiac catheterization services will be centralized at St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute.


To be named a MHN Center of Excellence, the clinical area must be recognized by the medical community, the public and accrediting bodies as providing the most expert and highest level of compassionate and innovative care. Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital was selected as MHN’s first COE in August 2019.


“Highly specialized cardiovascular services are greatly needed for the Tri-State region,” said Michael Mullins, FACHE, president and CEO, MHN. “St. Mary’s has been a leader for more than 40 years as a nationally-recognized cardiovascular program that is supported by an outstanding team. We thank the medical staff, clinical staff and leadership of both St. Mary’s and Cabell Huntington hospital for their collaboration and work to bring this important COE to fruition. As a result, cardiovascular services in the region will elevate to an even higher level of quality, efficiency, and service.”


Plans for integrating cardiovascular services at both hospitals are currently underway and will continue for the next few months. The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence at St. Mary’s and new system protocols for acute cardiac emergencies at Cabell Huntington Hospital are further examples of world-class healthcare made available through Mountain Health Network.