Message from Javon R. Bea, President/CEO

Specialized cardiac care, close to home 

Throughout time, the heart has served a symbol for so much. Love, caring, compassion … the source of life. The heart is also an extremely hard worker. Our hearts beat about 100,000 times per day pumping 1.5 gallons of blood each minute. It pumps blood to every area of your body—through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels—feeding every cell in your body except the corneas.

With an important job like that, it’s crucial to keep your heart as healthy as possible so that you can enjoy a long, energetic and joyful life. More prevalent than breast cancer in women or prostate cancer men, heart disease is a real threat that can cause all manner of health issues. At Mercyhealth, we’ve worked incredibly hard to develop the most advanced cardiac care network in the region to support your heart health. Cardiovascular services are available at Mercyhealth’s five hospital locations, as well as numerous specialty centers throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

In Janesville, Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center (MHTC) has had Joint Commission Advanced Heart Failure accreditation for 6 years and remains the only hospital in the state of Wisconsin with this certification. MHTC offers a wide-range of specialties, including interventional cardiology, general cardiology, cardiothoracic surgeons, device clinic, imaging services, pediatric cardiology, heart failure clinic, an anticoagulation clinic and more. Four years ago, we incorporated a robust cardiovascular electrophysiology program that includes atrial fibrillation ablations and ventricular tachycardia ablations. Ablation procedures can help correct an irregular heartbeat—offering it onsite rather than referring elsewhere makes it convenient and reduces patient stress.

Our newest hospital in Rockford, the Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic–Riverside, which opened January 5, offers the very latest technology to better serve you, including advanced operating and surgery suites that include a hybrid operating suite. A hybrid operating suite combines the features of a traditional operating suite with advanced imaging technology. Typically, this technology is only found in the Imaging Department of a hospital. The hybrid suite allows physicians to make real-time assessments and provides greater interactive surgical and radiographic flexibility than ever before. It allows physicians of different specialties to work together at the table, providing the best comprehensive care possible along with reduced patient recovery times.

Offering exceptional care you would expect to find in a much larger city close to home is what Mercyhealth is all about. We are committed to providing exceptional care no matter where you live throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. You deserve the very best close to home, and we make it our mission to give you just that. With all our heart, it is our great honor to be of service.

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