About HealthEast Heart Care

We believe the best care takes more than superior clinical and medical care. It also requires compassionate, personal care for all patients and their families. HealthEast Heart Care focuses on your individual health and wellness. We believe a caring environment reduces stress and promotes healing.

About HealthEast Heart Care

HealthEast Heart Care brings together cardiologists, heart surgeons and a wide range of other cardiac professionals for convenient, leading-edge care delivered by one of the most advanced teams in the region. We offer:

  • A full spectrum of heart tests, surgical and non-surgical treatments, and rehabilitation.
  • Level One - rapid response and treatment for heart attacks.
  • Highly-trained staff with years of experience.
  • Patient-guided recovery plans, so you'll be involved in your care.
  • Healing arts therapies to complement your care, used to promote relaxation and balance.
  • A Spiritual Care team, specially trained in cardiovascular services.
  • Patient and family conferences that enhance communication and identify needs or concerns.

Contact HealthEast Heart Care

Cardiologists, heart surgeons and a wide range of other cardiac professionals.

HealthEast Heart Care offers convenient, cutting-edge care at five locations in the East Metro.
651-326-4327 or toll-free 1-855-271-2328

HealthEast Heart Care Team

Find out how our combination of compassionate care, advanced technology and world-class expertise makes for one of the most advanced teams in the region.


Stuart W. Adler, MD

Mudassar Ahmed, MD

Steven L. Benton, MD

Charles M. Cliffe, MD

David N. Dunbar, MD

Les B. Forgosh, MD

Erin M. Galbraith, MD

Michael D. Garr, MD

Gregory A. Granrud, MD

Dennis W. Halbe, MD

Thomas H. Johnson, MD

Patrick T. Koller, MD

Christine Lange, MD
Internal Medicine
Dayuan Li, MD

Kim M. Loria, MD

Carmelo J. Panetta, MD

Franz-Josef Reisdorf, MD

Mitchell A. Timmons, DO

Wojciech T. Zukowski, MD


HealthEast Heart Care partners with the University of Minnesota Physicians cardiac surgery program. This strong, innovative heart care team offers exceptional cardiac care for patients in the East Metro.

Stephen J. Huddleston, MD
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Ranjit John, MD
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Rosemary F. Kelly, MD
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Kenneth K. Liao, MD
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Sara J. Shumway, MD
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Herbert B. Ward, MD
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery


Danielle C. Bandholz, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Laurie J. Fisk, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Aloysius Forcha, PAC
Physician Assistant

Janet Hommerding, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Nicole C. Kalamitsiotis, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Karen L. LaVenture, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Chloe A. Lebron, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Christa Sadrzadeh, PA-C
Physician Assistant

HealthEast MyChart

Now offering eVisits

Using HealthEast MyChart, you can have eVisits, request appointments, send secure messages to your provider, review test results and much more. It's the online connection to your health – where you're at, when you want it.

HealthEast Heart Care

We see patients at five convenient locations. St. Joseph's Hospital is the center for the cardiac catheterization (cath) lab and open heart surgery.

Heart Care Center
1600 St. John’s Blvd. Suite 200
Maplewood, MN 55109
Heart Care Clinic
215 N 2nd Street
River Falls, WI 54022
St. Joseph's Hospital
45 West 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Stillwater Clinic
2900 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Woodwinds Health Campus
1925 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Get faster access to treatment: Level One for heart attacks

During a heart attack, fast treatment is crucial. Getting care immediately to open a blockage can reduce damage to the heart muscle and may mean a better outcome. To rapidly respond during a heart attack, HealthEast Heart Care has partnered with community emergency medical services (EMS) in a process called Level One.

The Level One process reduces the amount of time between hospital arrival and angioplasty, the preferred treatment for a heart attack. At St. Joseph’s Hospital, the median Level One time to angioplasty is 56 minutes.

HealthEast Heart Care was one of the first in the Twin Cities to offer "primary" angioplasty, the gold standard of care for heart attacks. This means that if you experience a heart attack, you will be treated with angioplasty instead of drugs called thrombolytics or "clot busters." St. Joseph's offers primary angioplasty around the clock.

Benefits of primary angioplasty include:

  • Lower death rate from heart attack
  • Lower rate of stroke
  • Shorter hospital stays

St. Joseph's Hospital

Exceptional care in the heart of downtown St. Paul.

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1853, St. Joseph's is proud to hold the distinction as Minnesota's first hospital.

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45 West 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Please note: We have a significant construction project taking place in our parking ramp, so please allow extra time for parking.

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Level One in action

Here's what happens if you are experiencing a heart attack:

  • 911 is called and paramedics arrive.
  • If a heart attack is suspected, paramedics will do an electrocardiogram or EKG at the scene.
  • If you are having a heart attack, you will be asked where you want to be treated and transported to a hospital with a cath lab that performs angioplasty.
  • Paramedics will call ahead to the hospital. When coming to St. Joseph's, HealthEast staff will be notified and waiting at the door. 
  • You will be admitted to the hospital for an angioplasty.
  • After the angioplasty procedure to stop heart muscle damage, you will be admitted to the ICU and monitored closely by highly trained nurses and doctors.

Volunteer for a clinical trial

Research helps change our future for the better. The knowledge gained can lead to better health in the years ahead.

Participation in clinical trials at HealthEast offers opportunities to help test new drugs, procedures or devices for people with a variety of health conditions, such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.

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Questions about participating in research studies?

Click the link below for more information about our current trials, or contact the research team at 651-326-4448.
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Physician orders form for outpatient Heart Care.

This form is used to order outpatient tests and procedures at HealthEast Heart Care locations. Download physician orders form.

Faxing information

Physicians' offices can fax follow-up information or physician orders forms to:


Quality measures

Find out how HealthEast and our hospitals score. See our quality measures to find out how we care for Heart Care patients.