Ventricular Assist Device

Heart Center, Navicent Health's Advanced Heart Failure Program began working on beginning a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program in 2011 and went "live" in May 2012. The program has a multidisciplinary team that consists of surgeons, psychiatrist, counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, dieticians, physical therapy, occupational therapy, financial counselors, a VAD coordinator, and many other dedicated staff to take care of VAD patients. The team is joined by Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Navicent Health and the Advanced Heart Failure clinic to provide a full continuum of care.

Our Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program Overarching Goal:

To position Medical Center, Navicent Health as a nationally recognized leader of medical and surgical care for patients with advanced heart failure.

VAD Program Vision Statement:

The Medical Center, Navicent Health VAD Program provides world class care to patients with end-stage heart failure. We consist of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals that provide expert, compassionate patient care and innovative clinical research. The VAD Program is committed to enhancing patient outcomes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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