HISTORY OF FACILITY AND PHYSICIANS
In 1982, Dr. Bachireddy co-founded The Heart Institute of East Texas with Dr. J.S. Chandra. Since its beginning, The Heart Institute has been instrumental in bringing state-of-the-art heart care to Deep East Texas. When The Heart Institute of East Texas opened, nearly 100 percent of patients with heart disease went to Houston for care. Since that time, he and his group have expanded the heart care program for East Texas, allowing patients to receive care where they live.
In 2001, The Heart Institute of East Texas opened their new building at 310 Gaslight Blvd. In 2013, The Heart Institute formed an affiliation with CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial - Lufkin giving patients access to a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab and the only ACCPVR accredited Cardiac Rehab program between Houston and Tyler. Under our medical directorship and management, patients are able to see their cardiologists and have access to cardiac stress testing, echocardiography, vascular sonography, labs, x-ray imaging, Cath Lab procedures, Cardiac Rehab, Heart Failure Clinic, and Rhythm Clinic all under the same roof. Our location at 209 Gaslight Blvd also houses our Vein and Leg Pain Center. In addition to our Lufkin Offices, we also maintain offices in Livingston, Jasper, Center, San Augustine, Hemphill, and Crockett.
The Heart Institute of East Texas served an integral role in establishing top-rated heart-care programs at both Memorial Medical Center / CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin and Woodland Heights Medical Center. The development of these programs has been very successful, and were instrumental in making Lufkin the hub of cardiology care in Deep East Texas.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To provide a full continuum of high-quality, cost-effective, proactive, diagnostic and therapeutic heart & vascular services. The Heart Institute of East Texas will be identified as the premier cardiology group committed to serving and enhancing the well-being of residents of the East Texas region.
The physicians and employees of The Heart Institute of East Texas are committed to providing responsive and compassionate care while improving access to care maintaining a high level of satisfaction among patients, referral sources, and third-party payers.
Our mission statement continues to drive the efforts of HIET providers and staff today; it guides decision-making and actions on both administrative and clinical levels. The emphasis on providing high quality, cost effective care has not diminished in over 30 years since the practice was founded.
Our goal has always been to bring the level of technology and care of metropolitan areas to East Texas so patients would not have to travel long distances for high quality of care. The Heart Institute of East Texas has been instrumental in providing break-through technologies to Lufkin. For more than three decades the Heart Institute of East Texas has forged the way to bring state-of-the art technologies right here at home.
COMMENTS FROM GRADUATES OF
(Dr. Bachireddy is the Medical Director for the CHI St. Luke’s Memorial Cardiac Rehab program)
"Thank you for a good time."
"The staff is wonderful."
"Cardiac rehab here is a cut above the rest."
"You guys are the best."
"Wonderful and amazing experience."
"Best prescription ever."
"Great experience, most helpful/knowledgeable crew I have ever seen."
"I'm amazed - all of you at cardiac rehab rebuilt my body and rebuilt me mentally."
"You make us feel special."
"Thank you, Jesus, for connecting me with a wonderful group of people."
"This has been a blessing."
"Excellent and amazing."