About the Center
Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are launching the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation to improve the quality of care provided to millions of people with heart disease. We are inviting individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of heart disease patients to learn more about the initiatives of our Center, which is led with great distinction by internationally recognized cardiologist, scientist, and scholar Robert Bonow, MD.
Our goal is to seek new knowledge that will directly inform healthcare policy decisions that will enhance the quality of care for patients with heart disease.
To succeed, we must conduct innovative research studies and broadly disseminate our findings to health professionals, policy makers, and the public. Dr. Robert Bonow is championing our new Center and is joined by Drs. Mihai Gheorghiade, Steven Farmer, Kathleen Grady, and Peter Pang, who bring unique backgrounds, talents, and expertise to our collaborative efforts.
The Center for Cardiovascular Innovation plans to perform research in healthcare quality and outcomes designed to:
- Improve systems of healthcare delivery, including seamless transitions from inpatient to outpatient care settings;
- Enhance quality of life and clinical outcomes from the patient’s perspective;
- Reduce mortality and rehospitalization rates;
- Reduce underuse, overuse, and misuse of tests, procedures, and medications; and
- Expand Northwestern’s impact in addressing the worldwide burden of cardiovascular disease