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Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Deborah Heart and Lung Center is recognized for its superior cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular care. It is a leader in heart surgery, and emergency and elective angioplasty procedures in South Jersey. Deborah's primary service areas are Burlington, Ocean, Mercer, and Camden Counties in New Jersey, although patients come from throughout the region because of its specialized services. It recently introduced bronchial thermoplasty, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010 as a treatment for severe asthma sufferers. Staff performed nearly 1,000 radial artery or wrist catheterizations as an alternative to groin catherization in 2011. Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County owns and operates an emergency department attached to the hospital. There is also a Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate on campus. Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center is a leading preeminent diabetes research, clinical care and education organization.

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Deborah Heart and Lung Center

200 Trenton Rd. Browns Mills, N.J. 08015 Browns Mills , NJ 08015 (609) 893-6611 http://www.deborah.org
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Recognized for:
Angioplasty,  Asthma,  Cardiac Surgery,  Cardiology,  Diabetes,  Emergency Medicine,  Pulmonology
Deborah Heart and Lung Center is recognized for its superior cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular care. It is a leader in heart surgery, and emergency and elective angioplasty procedures in South Jersey. Deborah’s primary service areas are Burlington, Ocean, Mercer, and Camden Counties in New Jersey, although patients come from throughout the region because of its specialized services. It recently introduced bronchial thermoplasty, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010 as a treatment for severe asthma sufferers. Staff performed nearly 1,000 radial artery or wrist catheterizations as an alternative to groin catherization in 2011. Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County owns and operates an emergency department attached to the hospital. There is also a Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate on campus. Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center is a leading preeminent diabetes research, clinical care and education organization.
Vital statistics:

87% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

83% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 2nd in the region.

75% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 3rd in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 18. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 1st in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 47th in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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