A Partnership Created for Our Patients

The Heart Center of MetroWest and The CardioVascular Center at Tufts Medical Center are joining forces to keep your heart healthy

An Affiliation You Can Take to Heart

The Heart Center of MetroWest and Tufts Medical Center share a firm dedication and commitment to providing patients with outstanding cardiac care. As a result, we’ve formed a partnership that gives you and your family convenient access to the most cutting-edge cardiovascular services and treatments, including pre and post cardiac surgery care, right here in the MetroWest community. For our patients, everything will remain the same – only better. You will continue to see your same excellent HCMW cardiologists and most procedures will still take place at MetroWest Medical Center, but now you will also have seamless access to Tufts Medical Center’s renowned cardiac surgeons and the state-of-the-art facilities of Tufts MC’s CardioVascular Center, when needed. HCMW and Tufts MC are excited to work together to advance cardiovascular care in the MetroWest region, while ensuring that receiving care is as coordinated and convenient as possible for our valued patients. 

Expanded Care for HCMW Patients

HCMW will continue to offer extensive cardiology services, including advanced cardiac imaging, cardiac rehabilitation, electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography and advanced diagnostic testing and imaging. But in some complex and progressed cases, our patients might also need access to a cardiac surgeon or leading-edge technologies. That’s where this partnership comes in. HCMW cardiologists will work side by side with Tufts Medical Center cardiac surgeons to ensure our patients receive the most sophisticated care available. In some cases an HCMW physician may perform a more complicated procedure at Tufts Medical Center’s CardioVascular Center or if a bypass surgery or a heart transplant is required, that surgery will also take place at the academic medical center in Boston. All other services will be brought right to our patients, in MetroWest.

Expert Tufts Medical Center cardiac surgeon Duc Thinh Pham, MD, Surgical Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Clinic, will provide weekly pre and post-surgical consultative sessions for HCMW patients in Framingham, saving our patients the drive to Boston. Having the surgeon onsite is not only convenient, but also ensures that the patient and his/her family members can have all their questions and concerns addressed in the comfort of the HCMW offices.

These expanded benefits mean that our patients will have the finest experts in a wide variety of specialties at their service, providing exactly the care you require, when you need it.

Tufts MC Nationally Recognized for Quality and Safety

Our new partner, Tufts Medical Center, is not new to the MetroWest region. HCMW’s relationship with Tufts MC builds on an already robust adult and pediatric affiliation between the academic medical center and MetroWest Medical Center. Many families in the region have already benefited from the comprehensive relationship the two medical centers have developed since 2009. HCMW and MWMC both chose Tufts Medical Center as an academic medical center partner for its unwavering focus on patients and its dedication to the highest quality of care and patient outcomes.

The highly-respected University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) recently ranked Tufts Medical Center #6 in the nation among academic medical centers for quality and safety in its Quality and Accountability Study.  The annual study includes six criteria that the Institutes of Medicine have determined to be the best measures of patient care: safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient centeredness.  No other UHC academic medical center in New England placed in the Top 10.  HCMW is honored to partner with an organization ranked 6th out of 98 academic medical centers in the country. We are confident that when advanced services and surgeries are needed, your care will be in the best of hands.

About Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine.

For more information about our new partner, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

For directions to Tufts Medical Center, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/AboutUs/Directions

Visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.tv to watch Tufts Medical Center Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Afshin Ehsan, discuss the symptoms and treatments for coronary artery disease





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