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The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital is the most cutting-edge heart health care facility in East Texas and ranks among the most highly regarded hospitals in the state.

Saving Lives with…
[√] State-of-the-art facilities
[√] Outstanding physicians
[√] Dedicated, compassionate cardiac nurses
[√] Patient-centered care
[√] Latest advances in evidence based medicine
[√] All the benefits of a premier hospital dedicated to heart care
[√] Plus the safety of immediate access to all acute care medical services at Mother Frances Hospital

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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.

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 – Opening Fall 2012

Phase Two of the new Heart Hospital began construction in the Spring 2011 and plans are that it will 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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