About Illinois Heart and Vascular
Adventist Heart and Vascular Institute
It began with one man, and one vision. In 1971, Dr. G. William Cotts had a dream of bringing cardiac care at a university level to the suburban hospital setting.
With the vision of Dr. Cotts, LaGrange Memorial Hospital was the first hospital in the western suburbs to have a catheterization laboratory. The lab has grown from diagnostic procedures to a lab with heightened level of detection, prevention and interventional treatment in cardiology. In 1972, Dr. Cotts and his team performed the first coronary angiogram in the hospital. In 1990 Dr. Jerome Hines revolutionized cardiac care in the western suburbs by performing a PTCA procedure to clear blocked coronary arteries and restore blood flow to the heart, and again in 1994 by performing the areas first procedure to insert a stent for a blocked coronary artery. In 2005, we were the first in Chicago with GE’s 64 slice CT scanning machine.
Today, we continue to practice as the leaders of cardiovascular medicine in our communities. As our practice has grown we realized the need to change our name to better fit the values, image, and expansion of the practice. And with that, the name Illinois Heart and Vascular was born. President Jerome Hines, M.D. says, "The compassionate care that built West Suburban Cardiologists grew to our communities in LaGrange, Hinsdale and Westchester. Illinois Heart and Vascular embodies who we are. We have the areas most experienced physicians and access to the newest technology for treating all heart and vascular disease."
For over 30 years, Illinois Heart and Vascular have been specializing in the detection, treatment and rehabilitation of cardiac diseases. Our breadth of specialties includes blood pressure and cholesterol management, diagnostic testing, and our Clinics-Coumadin, Heart Failure, Lipid, Arrhythmia, and Vascular. From one man and one vision, to one practice and one vision - built on compassionate care, experienced physicians, and access to the newest technology.
Illinois Heart and Vascular is affiliated with a number of leading hospitals, including: