What separates an exceptional heart hospital from merely a good one? Outstanding facilities? Cutting edge technology? A highly experienced clinical heart team? The answer is all of the above. All of these qualities are vital to exceptional cardiac care.

At The Heart Hospital at Ascension Providence, you can count on renowned facilities, the very latest technology, and a superior team of heart professionals. But that’s just the beginning of the Ascension Providence story.

A Proven History of Excellence

Since Ascension Providence Hospital first opened its doors in 1905, Central Texans have turned to us for a level of compassion and care they can believe in. Generations of patients have entrusted their health to Ascension Providence and that’s why we founded The Heart Hospital at Ascension Providence, “a hospital within a hospital,” more than 30 years ago. Proudly, in 2007, the Heart Hospital was dedicated as the F.M. and Gloria Young Tower.

Today, Central Texas refers to Ascension Providence as simply “The Heart Hospital.” We’re proud of this distinction and proud to say we’ve earned it with a history of firsts in heart health care including an award-winning, experienced team of professionals, a proven commitment to superior technology, and national recognition for excellence. This recognition includes accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

The Heart Hospital Team

The award-winning staff of cardiac professionals at The Heart Hospital at Ascension Providence is unsurpassed in heart health care. Our staff has the highest level of training and certification, dedication to continuing education on the latest technologies and procedures, and a resounding commitment to going the extra mile for our patients.

This exceptional level of expertise and dedication to patients’ well-being is shared by each staff member through our continuum of cardiac care. Many of our physicians, surgeons, nurses and technicians have been part of the Ascension Providence Heart Team since its inception. No wonder they take the health of Central Texans to heart.


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Ascension Providence Health Center Begins New Heart Procedure

Ascension Providence is the first hospital in Waco to offer an innovative outpatient technique for heart patients with completely blocked arteries who might not be candidates for open heart surgery. The specific condition treated is a chronic total occlusion or CTO, which can cause chest pain and other health issues. Read more about this procedure.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Ascension Providence is a proud recipient of the 2015 ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

Ascension Providence consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM for eight consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures to receive this 2015 award.