Collaborative Health Care as Part of the Healing Process
It takes a team to win the game. The cohesiveness of your health care team is essential to providing quality outcomes. Working together, our team of highly qualified surgeons, healthcare consultants, physician assistants, nurses, respiratory and physical therapists, social workers and others each play a part in the healing process for our patients.
Each morning, our surgical team meets for multi-disciplinary rounds with the rest of the patient care partners. Together, we address both the needs our patients are facing during hospitalization and challenges that may present themselves after being discharged to home. This collaboration of the health care team is a vital ingredient to ensure quality patient outcomes at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular. It also facilitates the care of the “whole patient” from a medical, emotional and spiritual perspective.
The partnership of the health care team begins long before a patient’s surgery. In addition to daily rounds, our group of highly trained, board certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and physician assistants meet each week in a pre-surgical case conference to review each patient’s unique cardiac anatomy and health care needs. During this weekly meeting we work to anticipate all aspects of care for each patient and ensure that the right plan is in place to care for the unique needs of each individual. Bringing all the resources of evidenced based medicine, team collaboration, and analysis of the patient’s individual needs to the table, the providers at Northwest Regional Heart Vascular work to make the patient care experience a safe and successful journey.
Following hospital discharge, the members of the cardiac rehabilitation, social work, and home health teams collaborate with your physician’s office to maintain a healthy recovery during the healing process. Whether this requires physical therapist in the home, home health-care equipment or even more intensive extended care, your health care partners at Adventist Medical Center will walk with you during each step of your recovery from cardiac surgery. Learn more about the patient care experience and hear from other patients.
To schedule an appointment with our surgical team in Portland, please call 503-261-4430.
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