National Reputation Heart Care | Highland Location


Whether it is an emergency or a planned procedure, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital and the Prairie Heart Institute provide nationally recognized heart care close to home. Together, we are connecting communities throughout Illinois to expert cardiological care, while using the latest technology and the least-invasive procedures. And with the patient-first carre you've come to expect from your HSHS doctors and nurses, you have the comfort of knowing we are using our hearts to care for yours.

Heart care goes by one golden rule: Minutes equal muscle. Simply put, faster treatment drastically increases the potential for quicker recovery, better quality of life… and better outcomes. In fact, cardiac care close to home can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland is a proud member of the Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois (PHII), a network of over 40 community-based hospitals that offer local cardiovascular clinics staffed by nationally recognized physicians like Dr. Pavan Gupta, a board-certified cardiologist, and Dr. James Lee, a triple board-certified specialist in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

Through our partnership with PHII, you have access to:

  • A Broad Scope of Services
    • Cardiology consultations
    • Stress testing
    • Echocardiograms
    • Holter monitors
    • Event monitors
  • The Prairie STAT Heart Program - Fast, high-quality heart attack care to smaller communities
  • The Prairie Rapid Read Program - Specialists rapidly interpret tests performed at St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • The Prairie Clinic Network - Reduces travel for diagnostics and pre- and post-treatment.

Tell your doctor you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gupta or Dr. Lee at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, call
(618) 651-2750

Pavan Gupa - Cardiac Care
Pavan Gupta, MD

James Lee - Cardiac Care
James Lee, MD