Orange Park Medical Center Awarded By The American Heart Association

The First Coast Cardiovascular (FCCI) team has been the primary cardiologists treating cardiovascular patients at Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) since 2013. Through this partnership, both organizations have had the honor of being recognized as one of the best in the nation by US News & The American Heart Association. 

OPMC has earned all American Heart Association as well as American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Recognition Awards for the fourth year in a row! These awards highlight the level of excellence in performance for treatment of strokes, heart failure, resuscitation, atrial fibrillation, and coronary artery disease.

In order for these awards to be given, the medical facility must meet standards of quality and care that the American Heart Association has outlined. FCCI and OPMC has proven through their commitment to cutting-edge care that they are well deserving of this award.

Dr. Ahmad Younes, an Interventional Cardiologist at FCCI and OPMC explains that “Tackling heart and vascular disease before a heart attack or stroke occurs is key…having this type of comprehensive cardiac care in Clay County provides our community the tools they need to better control their health and have better outcomes.”

The American Heart Association lists cardiovascular disease as the number one cause of death in the U.S., and stroke as the number five cause of death in the United States. They also reported that on average, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease every 90 seconds.

“I believe in comprehensive cardiac and vascular care. This requires strong collaboration amongst a team of specialists and clinical staff to achieve optimal patient outcomes. It takes a village and we have that here.” Explained Dr. Younes.




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