Letter from the Cardiology Team

Dear Colleagues,

As physicians, we know trust is everything - whether working with patients, colleagues or referring physicians. We are only as good as our last patient’s experience and outcome.

CHI Health, CHI Health Clinic and Nebraska Heart Institute have proven our commitment to quality. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rated CHI Health Nebraska Heart a five-star hospital, placing us in the top 2.2 percent in the country for heart care. CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy’s Cardiac Surgery Program has been nationally recognized with the highest star ranking from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, as well as by Stanford University, for excellent outcomes and cost of care.

We are leaders in new specialty procedures, minimally invasive procedures and other services that you will read about in microscope. The cardiology field has progressed so dramatically that even general cardiologists refer to specialists within their field for procedures that could not be done a few years ago. Your patient is our patient. We strive to provide same– or next–day appointments and pledge to report back to you in a timely manner with findings and recommendations.

If you need a consult, give us a call. We’ll do our best for you and with you. Enjoy the magazine.


Jeffrey S. Carstens, MD

Michael G. Del Core, MD

Michael Del Core, MD

Interventional Cardiology,