St. Catherine Hospital

Heart Failure Clinic

Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart has weakened and has difficulty pumping blood throughout the body. While there is no cure, patients who received follow-up care, medication, support and education can live well with this disease.

St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago is one of only 38 hospitals in the country whose Heart Failure treatment program was noted for achieving the lowest 30-day mortality rates. This study published in 2007 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services examined records from 4,500 U.S. hospitals looking at how well patients with heart failure did from the time they were admitted to the hospital until 30 days after they were discharged. We are proud to know that our efforts to adapt some of the best practices in medicine are helping patients with heart failure live longer, better lives.

St. Catherine Hospital offers patients a monthly support group featuring guest speakers on topics of specific interest to heart failure patients. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in the hospital's Professional Office Building. For information call Helene Zukanovich at 392-7727