St. Mary’s Good Samaritan and Washington University in St. Louis have a partnership in cardiothoracic surgery. Washington University heart surgeons have a long history of performing cardiac surgical procedures and providing exceptional care. Washington University is the only heart program serving Missouri or Illinois to be ranked in the top 15 nationally by U.S. News and World Report.
Through this partnership, the cardiovascular surgery program at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan is supported by Washington University. The cardiac surgeries performed locally include all major chest procedures, cardiac valve replacement, coronary bypass grafting, and other cardiothoracic procedures. The only adult cardiac surgeries performed at Washington University that are not offered at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan are robotic surgery and heart transplantation.
St. Mary's good Samaritan has two experienced cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons on the Medical Staff. They are supported by a team of cardiologists located in both Mt. Vernon and Centralia. Since its inception, our Heart Center at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan has grown to include two cardiac catheterization laboratories, dedicated surgical suites, cardiothoracic surgeons, invasive cardiologists, and interventional cardiologists who performs stent insertions and angioplasty.