Mark Goodwin, MD, has been appointed System Medical Director of the Edward-Elmhurst Health Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center. The newly named Center, which is within Edward-Elmhurst’s cardiac service line, uses complex, minimally invasive heart procedures to treat patients who have often been told that traditional surgery is too risky.
“Dr. Goodwin has been an outstanding clinician, leader and partner in cardiovascular services for more than 25 years,” says Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health. “His appointment to this newly created position will help us remain the #1 cardiovascular program in this region and among the best in the nation.”
Dr. Goodwin, an interventional cardiologist with Advocate Medical Group, retains his role as Medical Director of Cardiology in Naperville.
Dr. Goodwin is nationally and internationally renowned for his expertise in the catheterization lab and has been one of the driving forces in bringing the latest procedures and techniques in fighting heart disease to EEH, including many firsts in the state and nation.
In his job as System Medical Director of the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center, Dr. Goodwin will collaborate with fellow physicians and administration to develop and lead the implementation of the latest technologies, innovations and procedures to fight heart disease, and ensure best practices, quality and safety for complex structural heart procedures.
“This is the next step in the evolution of our heart program at Elmhurst and Naperville,” says Dr. Goodwin. “We’re proud to be recognized as a regional and national leader in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, including lifesaving procedures that are rarely found in a community hospital setting.”
Procedures within the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center that are offering hope and saving lives of patients include:
MitraClip for mitral regurgitation (one of the first community hospitals in Chicagoland to use the device)
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis (one of the first community hospitals in Chicagoland to perform TAVR)
WATCHMAN device for atrial fibrillation (more of these procedures than any other provider in Illinois)
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for advanced heart failure (the only community hospital performing LVAD)
Edward-Elmhurst also treats coronary artery chronic total occlusion (CTO) with minimally invasive options and open heart surgery, and is a national training site for CTO procedures.
For more information about Edward-Elmhurst Health cardiac care, visit www.eehealth.org/services/heart-vascular
. To find out if you’re at risk for heart disease, take Edward-Elmhurst Health’s free five-minute test at www.eehealth.org/healthy-driven/health-aware