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Patients with heart failure who come to GHS for care will find state-of-the-art cardiovascular and congestive heart failure observation units and a dedicated heart failure inpatient unit. Our care model includes multidisciplinary rounds with physicians and physician extenders and with representatives from nursing, pharmacy and social work. A dedicated heart failure clinic serves to follow patients closely, prevent readmission to hospital, improve quality of life, coordinate advanced heart failure care when necessary, and help patients and their families cope with congestive heart failure (CHF).
GHS has a dedicated heart failure program coordinator who facilitates patient care to achieve the best outcomes possible and a team of experienced nurses who phones patients three days after their discharge. With them, we coordinate care with comprehensive home health services that include tele-health monitoring.
Our program follows Best Practice Standards for CMS (Center of Medicaid and Medicare Services) Reportable Outcomes and offers evidence-based and outcomes-driven care. We have achieved an exceptionally low hospital readmission rate, one that places us in the top five hospitals listed in U.S. News & World Report. Our aquapheresis program has had excellent results.
Aggressive management of CHF has been shown to reduce hospitalizations and prolong life. When a patient is referred to the clinic, he or she undergoes an initial consultation by a trained heart failure nurse and a plan of treatment is developed that includes medication, diet, and activity.
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