The Deborah Story


Deborah is an extraordinary story with beginnings traced to its founding in 1922 as a tuberculosis sanatorium and pulmonary center. According to legend, the therapeutic, pine-barren air of rural Burlington County was key to patient recovery. In reality, thousands of TB patients were medically treated and successfully cured by a heroic team of Deborah physicians. The heart of the Deborah Mission has always been compassion.

Historic Leadership

Time With the development of antibiotic medications leading to the eradication of TB, Deborah began expanding its focus to other chest diseases. Dr. Charles Bailey, a pioneer in heart surgery, performed Deborah’s first open heart surgery. The specialty of cardiac diseases was immediately embraced, transforming Deborah into New Jersey’s only cardiac and pulmonary specialty hospital.

Next Generation Healing

Today, Deborah offers leading edge surgical techniques and non-surgical alternatives for diagnosing and treating all forms of cardiac, vascular and pulmonary diseases in adults, congenital and acquired heart defects in adults and children. Deborah is consistently recognized as a leader in patient care and innovative healing.

Among Deborah’s outstanding clinical accolades are a 3-Star highest rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement surgeries, which places Deborah among the top 7% of cardiac surgery programs in the nation.

Deborah Heart and Lung Center is also proud to be an Alliance Partner of the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute. Cleveland Clinic is ranked #1 in the nation for heart care since 1995 by U.S. News and World Report. Being an Alliance Partner allows for the sharing of best practices, enhancing opportunities to provide new treatments and therapies to patients as well as exploring cutting-edge technologies and techniques in cardiac care that will accelerate advances in heart and vascular treatments.

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