Growth Opportunities for Cardiovascular

Premier Pulse     June 2021

1477552271By Beth Blank, director of service line strategy, cardiovascular and women’s services, Premier Health

Many activities are occurring to support cardiology growth. Robert Bulow, DO, and I are energized to collaborate with our talented team of cardiologists as we continue to develop key strategies to better serve our providers and community.

Premier Health’s cardiovascular service line performed its first extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment in May. Vincent Nardy, DO, and his team did an exceptional job getting this program implemented and we are proud to be the first in Dayton to offer this service to our patients.

Miami Valley Hospital South will open its Level II Catheterization Lab in early August.  This will serve as an additional access point for EMS squads. Additionally, it provides our southern communities with convenient access to advanced interventional cardiac care and keeps patients close to home.

To further our relationship with public safety, the cardiovascular service line has partnered with the foundation and Emergency and Trauma Institute to provide 150 heart CT screenings to identified high-risk EMS throughout June. EMS will receive a screening at no cost and learn the status of their current heart health.

As COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, our providers are becoming more active in the community by offering educational events to first responders, members of our local YMCAs, and corporations. We want to ensure we are top of mind when it comes to cardiac care and the services and capabilities offered at Premier Health.

The service line is also working on key recruitment strategies and opportunities to expand our geographic coverage. We want to ensure we are conveniently located to meet the heart care needs of those we serve.

If you have additional ideas or feedback on growth initiatives and how we can continue to differentiate ourselves in the market, please reach out Dr. Bulow or myself.

Dr. Robert Bulow

Beth Blank

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