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The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital—the first and only heart hospital in the region—builds upon more than 25 years of pioneering heart care for east Texans and launches a new era in improved cardiac care and patient safety. This new approach to heart care incorporates the latest technologies and processes, while also including healing concepts and patient-centered features that involve the family along with medical staff to ensure the best possible outcomes.

The new Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital offers leading-edge programs in minimally invasive and robotic heart and thoracic surgery, treatment of arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (MI), and peripheral vascular disease, along with outstanding programs focused on cardiac rehabilitation, patient education and research. The Heart Hospital offers a comprehensive program—from diagnosis through recovery—that focuses on your unique needs. We’re with you for the journey.

Phase One – Now Open at Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler

Phase One of the Owen Heart Hospital includes state-of-the-art enhancements of medical and information technology, rigorous staff training in advanced cardiac care methods and conversion of the fourth floor of the Ornelas Tower to create a new 24-bed cardiac intensive care unit utilizing the modified Universal Bed model of care.

Key features of Phase One include:
      • 24-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
      • 26-bed Cardiac Telemetry Intermediate Care Unit
      • 13-bed Vascular Unit
      • 6-bed Cardiac Observation Unit providing a thorough and faster diagnosis, with 24/7 physician and midlevel coverage
      • Complete medical screening
      • Comprehensive patient education program
      • Committed Respiratory & Physical Therapy/Cardiac Rehabilitation Team
      • Multi-disciplinary Care Team model
      • Modified Universal Bed to provide all levels of care from admission to discharge
      • Comprehensive discharge plan with follow-up calls by our team the following day
      • Improved communication with primary care team
      • Concierge level service for patient and family
      • Focus on family engagement in the recovery process
      • Open visitation policy
      • 24 Hour physician coverage
      • Unified communication portal for patients, team members, outside referrals
      • Midlevel providers
      • Incorporation of EMR

Phase Two – The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Opened Fall of 2012
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Phase Two of the new Heart Hospital began construction in the Spring of 2011, and is set to be completed within 18 months. The free-standing, multi-story structure adjacent to Mother Frances Hospital will connect directly to Phase One area of the Heart Hospital. The new facility will include all the benefits of a hospital dedicated to heart care, while ensuring immediate access to all medical services of the acute care hospital. As currently envisioned, Phase Two of the Heart Hospital will include:

      • Three floors with a total of more than 72 ICU-capable patient beds dedicated exclusively to cardiac patients and designed to provide all levels of care, from admission through discharge
      • 16 cardiac observation beds for rapid assessment and treatment
      • Three new dedicated cardiac and thoracic OR suites
      • On-site Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
      • Inpatient and Outpatient Cardiac Diagnostics
      • Conference Center for community events and heart screenings
      • Separate entry and driveway accessible from East Dawson Street with valet parking and patient assistance available
      • Spacious multi-level lobby with amenities including gift shop and food kiosk
      • Meditation Room/Chapel to meet spiritual needs of patients, families and caregivers
      • Patient and Family Education Center and Resource Center
      • One-stop registration using a new electronic medical record
      • Room Service dining

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