Kevin Wheelan, MD, FACC, is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Medical Director of Cardiology at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.
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Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital is the first North Texas hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases and conditions. We take pride in providing quality cardiovascular care in a compassionate, patient-centered environment. We use a team approach and utilize advanced technology to deliver quality medical care. This innovative model of care focuses on clinical quality, and patient and family satisfaction. The result: safe, quality, compassionate health care for patients. You can feel confident about referring your patients with cardiac and vascular concerns to us.
Working in a 64-bed advanced facility that includes 7 cardiac catheterization labs, 4 electrophysiology labs, 3 operating suites, and 1 endovascular suite, our clinical teams perform a wide range of short-stay, minimally invasive procedures. Our services include:
For patients presenting with acute aortic dissections and other thoracic aortic emergencies, call our Patient Transfer Center at 214.820.6444 from anywhere across the DFW Metroplex and beyond. The team of surgeons on our medical staff, along with our nursing staff will go into immediate action to transport the patient to either of our two Baylor Scott & White Health facilities that have the expertise and advanced technology to get the patient the surgical intervention needed:
Fast and efficient action and high-level, critical medical expertise are paramount
for these acute aortic cases:
The Physician Liaison Program at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) establishes and promote positive relationships between BHVH physicians within the Baylor Scott & White Health System, the community, and staff. Our physician liaison, Brittany Rigacci, serves as a personal contact and resource for physicians and other healthcare providers to address questions, issues or concerns, and to provide education about services offered at BHVH.
The physician liaison will also coordinate continuing medical education (CME) programs by helping to identify CME needs and assist in the scheduling of CME events.
Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital
Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital participates in extensive patient-focused research. We have more than 80 ongoing studies that include new pacemaker and defibrillator technology, drug-eluting stents, hypertension and lipid medications, laser-assisted lead extraction, and catheter ablation for supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias. For more information about ongoing studies, please click here.
Our approach has paid dividends in the areas of outcomes and patient satisfaction. We have achieved higher than national scores on our Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Core Measures on Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction and Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP). Additionally, 88 percent of patients gave our hospital the highest overall rating, and 96 percent of patients said that they would recommend Baylor Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.
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