Building On Leadership

We are a Regional Leader, Building a National Reputation

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute is already a local preference and authority. Now we’re equipping ourselves to stand at the forefront of all aspects of heart care, from diagnoses to lifesaving procedures, effectively enhancing the quality and efficiency of our care. We’re also making premier care available closer-to-home for more people as a direct effort to reduce the effect heart disease and heart-related conditions have on the communities we serve.

We are a Regional Leader

Extending Our Reach

Every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. The prevalence of this cardiac event alone is reason enough for the institute to have a greater presence throughout the region. But the community also has needs beyond preventing and surviving heart attacks, which is why we are extending both the reach and capacity of our outpatient care. By creating new or renovating existing facilities, upgrading equipment and technology and adding more physicians and support staff, we can deliver the best care possible to more of the region’s residents.

Improving on Excellence

Our pursuit of perfection has allowed us to deliver unmatched regional heart care. It’s how we’ve successfully completed more than 200 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures on patients unable to have conventional open heart surgery. It’s why we were the first healthcare organization in Rochester to implant the MitraClip, a minimally invasive heart valve repair. And it’s the reason our patients benefit from all the latest technologies, such as the Micra implant, which is the smallest pacemaker in the world. To continue to deliver next-level care, our future must include state-of-the-art upgrades to our labs and operating rooms.

Your Support Matters

And so does the length and quality of your life and the lives of your loved ones. That’s why at the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, there’s no such thing as “good enough.” With your gifts, we can continually raise the bar for the quality of our care through new equipment, expanded programs and significant capital projects such as new catheterization and electrophysiology labs, a hybrid cardiac operating room or a cardiac ICU. It's state-of-the-art spaces and equipment like this that saved Jennifer Burnup's life.

Moments after giving birth to her first child, Jennifer experienced complications that left her fighting for her life. Fortunately, she had the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute in her corner. With our expertise and some leading-edge technology, she was able to go home to her baby boy.