May 8: Cardiovascular Services
Today I visited the Cavanaugh Heart Center. What a great example of the Possibilities here at Banner Good Samaritan. Under the administrative leadership of Lynn Deguzman and her team, along with expertise of our clinical providers, including cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, clearly Banner Good Samaritan has already built a nationally recognized comprehensive program in cardiovascular sciences.
Why should patients come from all over the country to 12th and McDowell? So many reasons, and I look forward to learning more from our cardiologists, cardiovascular and vascular surgeons, and our experienced staff.
In my short time here, though, I’ve already learned about our multidisciplinary Heart Failure Program and the Heart Failure Admission Unit, as well as our very differentiated and highly specialized services such as Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD), Total Artificial Hearts, Trans Aortic Valve Replacements, 3D echocardiography, and our growing heart rhythm program.
This past week, the Joint Commission visited Banner Good Samaritan for a re-accreditation of our VAD program. They were very impressed by our patient-centered approach that focused on continual improvement. I also learned that we attract physicians in training from all over the country to learn from our expert faculty and staff in our Cardiology Residency and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships.
Clearly, with what we have to offer, patients from all over the country will want to come experience the Possibilities at BGSMC’s Cavanaugh Heart Center. I look forward to meeting all our physicians and staff and learn more about the possibilities, including an Advanced Aortic Center, consideration of an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, an Electrophysiology (EP) Fellowship, a Hypertension Clinic, a second Hybrid OR and a top 5 national ranking for Cardiovascular Sciences.
Steve Narang, MD, is the chief executive officer at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.