Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is celebrating almost 20 years of treating patients with heart valve disease!

In 2023-24, U.S. News & World Report named the Northwestern Memorial Hospital cardiology, heart and vascular surgery program a top ten program in the nation (No. 7) and the highest ranked program in Illinois for 16 consecutive years—a reflection of the leading-edge care we offer and the results we obtain for our patients and families.

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Tracking Clinical Outcomes to Benefit Our Patients

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital constantly evaluates our clinical outcomes so that we can fully understand how our treatments and procedures benefit our patients. We offer the latest advances in heart valve care, including innovative transcatheter treatments, promising research and multidisciplinary support.

Since 2005, we have achieved tremendous growth for the most complex to the most performed cardiac surgeries - a reason why Northwestern Memorial Hospital is consistently recognized as one of the elite cardiovascular programs in the country.

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Our Patients Say

Many thanks to Northwestern Memorial Hospital! My surgery was not bad -- but even for my family -- it was over much sooner than they had anticipated!

Dr. McCarthy, aka the best surgeon ever, was able ... Read more.

We instantly liked Dr. McCarthy when we met him at Northwestern. He was very interested in me and answered all of my wife's questions -- especially about what valve he would use (bovine) and the fact that ... Read more.

When I think of "MY" open heart surgery experience, I don't feel anything was taken from me.

I feel like a gift was given to me. I've always been bold and positive so it wasn't was the ... Read more.

Have A Question? Call Maggie at (312) 460-2451

Maggie Simons

Hi, my name is Maggie Simons and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

I am a nurse and I am here to assist with the coordination of care for patients who need heart valve therapy.

I have 29 years of cardiac nursing experience. I began my career at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1991 working in the cardiac surgery operating rooms. In 2006, with the establishment of Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, I became the clinical nurse manager of the cardiac surgery operating rooms. During... Read more.

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