Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Center Opens Acute Cardiac Care Center

Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Center has opened an Acute Cardiac Care Center at its Beaver location, 605 Sharon Road, Beaver. The Acute Cardiac Care Center enables patients to have immediate access to a cardiologist for symptoms such as shortness of breath, high or low blood pressure, slow or fast heart rate, or palpitations. The Center is open to patients established with a Heritage Valley physician.

“It is important in today’s health care environment to offer our patients access to specialty care and hopefully reduce emergency room visits and admissions,” said Richard Begg, MD, FACC, cardiologist at Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Center. “Our goal for the Center is to provide quality acute cardiac services in an efficient and caring outpatient environment.”

The Acute Cardiac Care Center is open 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 724-773-4502. Walk-in patients are also welcome at the Center during hours of operation.

“The increased accessibility to cardiac services through the new Acute Cardiac Care Center is part of Heritage Valley’s overarching strategy in the community,” added Dr. Dan Brooks, Heritage Valley Health System Vice President for Community Health. “The Health System’s increased focus on quality, cost and access have led to Heritage Valley’s Medical Neighborhoods, ConvenientCare walk-in clinics, and expanded physician practice office hours. The Acute Cardiac Care Center is another piece in the puzzle.”