Mission Statement & History
From diagnosis to discharge, we deliver world-class cardiac care. In 1987, The Medical Center of Plano became the first hospital in Collin County to provide comprehensive cardiovascular medicine to its patients. Today, HeartLink™ is the only cardiology program in Collin County with:
- Four disease certifications from The Joint Commission.
- An accredited cardiac rehabilitation center
- Full Chest Pain Center Cycle III accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Chest Pain Centers
- Accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
- Accreditation in nuclear cardiology from the American College of Nuclear Cardiology.
- Specialized care for women through HeartCaring, a national certification program honoring excellence in gender-specific heart care
- Recognition from BlueCross BlueShield as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care®
- Premium® Specialty Center Designation from United HealthCare.
- Mended Hearts, a support group for patients and their families during the recovery process
Our services include state-of-the-art heart and vascular medicine and surgery, cardiovascular imaging, and fully integrated emergency hospital and intensive coronary care services. View the full list of patient services, treatments and procedures.
Mission Statement & History
Our Mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life; in recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care in the communities we serve.
History of The Medical Center of Plano
Since opening our doors in 1975, The Medical Center of Plano has provided Plano and Collin County with superior health care. We built our reputation on exceptional compassion for our patients, a legacy preserved from our simple beginnings as a small community hospital.
Now, as a world-class medical facility offering the latest in technologies and a comprehensive range of health care services, The Medical Center of Plano continues its growth to further its position as a leader in health care.
The Medical Center of Plano is a full-service, 427-bed acute-care facility with more than 1,500 employees and 1,000 physicians on-staff, representing more than 70 specialties and subspecialties.
Our main campus in the heart of Plano includes the main hospital and medical offices, an outpatient surgery center, a comprehensive cancer treatment center, an emergency trauma center, a radiology/imaging center, a comprehensive cardiovascular program, the Center for Lifestyle Enhancement, and complete women's and children's services - including a high-risk antepartum unit and a neonatal intensive-care unit.
The medical staff at The Medical Center of Plano are a diverse group of the best professionals available. They are dedicated and committed to using new technologies and staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in health care.
Every member of our staff - including nurses, radiologists, therapists, pharmacists, support staff, management and administration - is focused on the health and comfort of each patient who comes through our doors.
There's a real difference at The Medical Center of Plano, and it's evident in the way we touch the lives of those we treat.
History of HeartLink
The Medical Center of Plano launches its comprehensive cardiology program under the name "HeartLink."
The launch of the hospital's heart-failure clinic improves quality-of-care and reduces HF-related readmissions.
HeartLink becomes the first program in Collin County to be awarded Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
We become the first hospital in Collin County to receive the Nurse-Friendly™ hospital designation from the Texas Nurses Association.
We earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care and Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission. The Medical Center of Plano is the first hospital in Collin County to achieve this recognition.
We receive the American Nurses Association's Magnet Recognition, the most prestigious designation of excellence in nursing services. The Medical Center of Plano is the first hospital in Collin County to achieve this recognition.
We receive the American Stroke Association's Performance Achievement Award, as a result of implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
HeartLink becomes the first program in Collin County to earn Chest Pain Center Cycle II accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention, or angioplasty) from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
The Medical Center of Plano becomes the first hospital in Collin County to earn the Level III Trauma Center designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
We also receive the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Achievement Award.
HeartLink becomes the first program in Collin County to earn accreditation for its echocardiography lab from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.
We also receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality from The Joint Commission, with the awarding of Disease-Specific Care certification for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and congestive heart failure.
HeartLink becomes the first program in Collin County to earn Full Chest Pain Center Cycle II accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention, or angioplasty).
We also partner with Plano Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services to provide hypothermia therapy on cardiac arrest patients in the field. This breakthrough treatment improves the chances of survival without brain damage.
HeartLink's initiatives for the treatment of heart failure receive bronze-level recognition from the American Heart Association's 'Get With the Guidelines" program.
HeartLink earns Full Chest Pain Center Cycle III accreditation with PCI. This is the highest honor available through the Society of Chest Pain Centers
The Medical Center of Plano's designation as a Magnet hospital is renewed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital, which in 2007 became the first in Collin County to achieve Magnet status, thus becomes the first in the area to demonstrate sustained excellence in nursing through Magnet re-designation.
In collaboration with Plano Emergency Medical Services, the hospital launches a clinical trial focusing on the treatment of hypotension in heart-attack patients.