Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Clinical Activities and Outcomes Report 2011Transforming the Future of Medicine
A Message from Our Director, Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

At Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute our goal is to achieve superior results for all of our patients and to help them return to normal activities while improving their overall quality of life. We believe that clinical outcomes should be a major consideration in helping patients and referring physicians decide where to seek and refer care.

In 2012–13, U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program
17th in the nation and ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital as the only Illinois hospital to be named to the prestigious honor roll of the nation’s hospitals. 


Division of Cardiac Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine