Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute
Led by Richard Cartledge, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute opened at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in 2006, making it the first open-heart program started in Palm Beach County in over 22 years. The Institute has performed over 2,000 open-heart procedures, more than 15,000 cardiac catheterizations and over 5,000 angioplasties.
The Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute was named one of the Top Hospitals with Great Cardiovascular Programs in 2010 and 2011 by Becker’s Hospital Review along with some of the most well-regarded hospitals and health systems in the United States; including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Duke University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The Institute is also recognized as one of Florida’s leaders in the surgical and endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection, and is among other leading-edge institutions using the innovative Trellis® System for treatment of deep vein thrombosis.
Healthgrades®, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, named the Institute as one of America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Cardiac Care in 2012 and 2013 and Stroke Care in 2012. Healthgrades also ranked the Institute #1 in Florida for cardiac surgery in 2010 and 2011, treatment of stroke in 2011 and overall cardiac services in 2011.
In 2016, the Institute received the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Roll and is one of only four hospitals in Palm Beach County to be designated by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.