The Piedmont Heart Institute includes Piedmont Hospital's Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta, named Best in Atlanta for Overall Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery and Coronary Intervention for 2012 by HealthGrades®, the leading healthcare ratings organization. This reflects rankings for Piedmont's clinical outcomes among the top 10% in the nation. The 162-bed Fuqua Heart Center offers a full spectrum of integrated cardiovascular care from initial testing to post-surgery recovery, including nationally accredited programs in cardiac rehabilitation, echocardiology, peripheral vascular and congestive heart failure. Services include cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, endovascular, arrhythmia management, advanced heart failure management, genetic and metabolic preventive therapy and cardiac MR/CT imaging.
In February 1995, Atlanta businessman and philanthropist J.B. Fuqua donated $3 million to the Heart Center of Atlanta to honor his wife, Dorothy, on their 50th wedding anniversary. To recognize his generosity, the program was renamed the Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta.
In 1999, Mr. Fuqua contributed another $3 million to the Fuqua Heart Center to implement cardiac education programs for patients, their families, and the community, and in 2008 the J.B. Fuqua Trust awarded a $5 million bequest, which represented the largest estate gift to Piedmont Hosptial in its 102 year history and demonstrated the Fuqua family's ongoing commitment both to the Fuqua heart center and to heart care at Piedmont Hospital. The bequest enables the Fuqua Heart Center to maintain the latest technology as advancements are made, and to support educational and scientific programs.
Today the Fuqua Heart Center continues to provide superior cardiac care to patients on the Piedmont Hospital campus.