The Congestive Heart Failure Program at the Greenville Health System identifies the CHF patients throughout the health system and provides quality education, optimal medical/nursing care and therapy. Our global aim at GHS is to take the Failure out of Heart Failure and make it Heart Success!
This success stems from the full integration of Heart Life Education, Nutrition Education, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Case Management, Social Services, Geriatric Inpatient Team and in some instances the Palliative Care Team, all under the leadership of the CHF Coordinator. The CHF Program also provides continuity of care and appropriate discharge navigation and planning for all patients with the diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure. This includes Home Health with Heart Failure Telemonitoring, Case Management, Social Services, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy if needed. For select patients, GHS engages in close collaboration with other medical centers to provide advanced heart failure treatments like heart assist devices and heart transplant when appropriate.
At the time of discharge from the hospital, patients living with heart failure receive a scheduled appointment for follow up with their primary health care team/clinic within 3-7 days. Various patients may need more intensive discharge care, such as short term rehabilitation and skilled nursing.
The primary goal of the CHF Program and Team is to provide optimal patient care and education to assist our patients to live a quality life and prevent hospital re-admission.
We are changing Heart Failure to Heart Success at GHS!
Dev Vaz, M.D.
Congestive Heart Failure Program
Robin W. Simpkins, RN, MSN, CV-CNS, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC
CongestiveHeart Failure Program Coordinator
Office: (864) 455-8963 Fax: (864) 455-3481