Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital-Tyler celebrates 5 years of cardiac care

Published on Friday, 15 December 2017 20:36 - Written by

Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital-Tyler is celebrating five years since its doors opened in December 2012.

Dr. Fagg Sanford, chief of cardiology at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, five years ago said the new hospital was “a center for community education; it’s going to provide consolidated cardiovascular diagnostics; it’s going to provide new patient care units, new floors for the hospital that will be dedicated to the care of the cardiovascular patient with all the unique needs of those patients more fully met in there; and it’s going to provide resources we hope for cardiac rehabilitation in the future as well.”

The health system announced those plans have come to fruition, and more. The Heart Hospital hosts regular educational events, including an annual Cardiology Symposium for providers, regular education/support groups such as P.A.C.E. for pulmonary patients, cooking and nutrition demonstrations to promote a heart-healthy diet and Women With Heart events that spread the word about women’s heart disease and prevention across the region each February.

The Heart Hospital has garnered recognition for itself and its teams during the past five years, and the health system calls the list of awards and honors for individuals and the organization as a whole unmatched across Northeast Texas.

According to information from the health system, the Heart Hospital’s physicians and providers performed the first Rhythmia heart procedure in Texas, and helped pave the way with procedures such as the Diamondback Coronary OAS system and Trans Aortic Valve Replacement. They were the first in East Texas to implant the Watchman LAAC Implant and were pioneers in minimally invasive heart surgery and robotics-assisted procedures.

- Staff Reports