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Heart Transplant Program receives CMS certification

Feb. 22, 2018 MCW News - Earlier this month, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Heart Transplant Program earned recognition as a Medicare Certified Center from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The certification followed a site visit by CMS that occurred Jan. 23 and 24.

To retain the certification, the Heart Transplant Program must continue to perform transplants within guidelines for volumes and outcomes that meet national benchmarks.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Heart Transplant Program has been performing cardiac transplants since 1985. Over this time, our team has continually delivered exceptional care to patients needing transplant with outcomes that consistently meet or exceed national standards.

“This certification is a testament to all the hard work put in by members across the organization from the heart failure and transplant multidisciplinary team, to the OR and providers and staff in the cardiovascular intensive care unit,” said David Joyce, MD, MCW associate professor of surgery (cardiothoracic surgery) and surgical director of the Heart Transplant Program. “This accomplishment is another great step for our heart program, as we position ourselves as a destination for the high-quality cardiovascular care delivered by a world-class team of physicians and staff.”

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