First in New England to establish growing
(Hartford, Conn. July 31, 2015) - The Hoffman
Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology at Saint Francis
Hospital and Medical Center recently received programmatic accreditation from
the national Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
program is the first of its kind in New England and one of only a handful of hospital-based
cath lab schools in the country.
are thrilled to receive our official accreditation,” said Jeffrey C. Hill,
BSBA, ACS, RDCS, FASE, Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.
“I am honored to report we received an A+ during the accreditation site visit,
which is testimony to the quality, dedication and commitment of our hospital
and all involved in the delivery of high-quality education. In addition, we have
an excellent track record in training our students, and the accreditation
solidifies our position as the top school in the Northeast.”
The one-year program trains students to become
invasive specialists and work with physicians and nurses in the field of
invasive cardiology to assist in diagnostic heart procedures in the catheterization laboratory (cath Lab) setting. Students concentrate on core, didactic, lab and clinical
cardiovascular courses. The program also
incorporates a clinical practicum at Saint Francis and affiliated hospitals
throughout southern New England.
“Our progressive curriculum combines compassion and expertise to
prepare students to enter the Invasive
Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) profession, which is one of the
fastest- growing fields in healthcare. With the demand for highly skilled
healthcare workers increasing, the School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology has
been developed to meet the needs of the profession and community,” said Daniel J.
Diver, M.D., Medical Director, Hoffman
Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut and Chief of Cardiology at
The first graduating class ceremony is scheduled for September
23, 2015 at Saint Francis.
The Hoffman Heart and
Vascular Institute also has an award-winning accredited School of Cardiac Ultrasound, recognized
as one of the most successful cardiac ultrasound programs in the country.
For more information, visit: http://www.stfranciscare.com/sicvt/
Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated
healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.
Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the
largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other major entities of Saint
Francis Care include the Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai
Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners.
Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital,
and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a
network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office
centers sited throughout the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.