WellSpan Health’s Structural Heart Program is Pennsylvania’s top provider of bioprosthetic valve fracturing.
Two years after adopting the WATCHMAN and MitraClip technologies, WellSpan York Hospital has become a high-volume center for structural heart procedures, fostering excellent outcomes and remarkable levels of patient satisfaction.
With three decades of experience, Giovanni Ciuffo, MD, has built a reputation as an expert in minimally invasive heart surgery and “bloodless” heart surgery, which reduces blood loss and spares patients from the need to receive blood transfusions during their procedure.
Cardiac specialists at WellSpan Health offer patients an array of state-of-the-art treatments and technologies to manage valvular conditions, reduce stroke risk and enhance quality of life. An experienced team of surgeons, electrophysiologists, noninvasive cardiologists and interventionalists collaborates on individual cases to develop tailored treatment plans.
A Culture of Collaboration: How Physicians and Clinicians at WellSpan Work Together to Reduce Hospital Readmissions and Improve the Patient Experience
WellSpan Health is taking action to reduce the occurrence of preventable readmissions at WellSpan’s hospitals.
WellSpan is committed to making it as easy as possible for the residents of York, Adams, Lebanon and Eastern Lancaster counties to access advanced specialty heart care.
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are mechanical devices that support the failing heart. They have been shown to extend survival and improve quality of life for select patients with advanced heart failure (HF). Since receiving Joint Commission accreditation in 2013, WellSpan York Hospital’s VAD Destination Therapy Center has vastly improved.
In 2014, WellSpan York Hospital began reporting outcomes relating to its extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) in an effort to provide the best possible care and practices for its heart patients.
There are two primary goals when it comes to managing heart failure (HF) — prevent the disease from getting worse and keep patients out of the hospital. Within WellSpan Health, those goals are largely accomplished through its HF clinics, which are located at WellSpan York Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. These sites collectively manage up to 1,000 patients each year.
The highly skilled specialists of WellSpan Cardiology (formerly Heart Specialists of Lancaster County) now treat narrowed arteries in WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital’s new percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) laboratory. These specialists perform both angioplasty and stent placement to help area residents live healthier, more productive lives.
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