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Cardiovascular Care Center

Treating All Cardiac Care Needs

The Cardiovascular Care Center (CVCC) is a 45-bed telemetry unit dedicated to the treatment of all cardiac patients who do not require intensive care. Patients admitted to CVCC have diagnoses including myocardial infarction (heart attack), arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), angina (chest pain) and post-open heart surgery, among others.

This unit also serves as a step-down unit for patients who no longer need the intensive care of the cardiac ICU’s. CVCC offers:

  • 24-hour monitoring of all hospital telemetry patients
    Our centralized monitoring station is staffed by nurses trained to interpret heart rhythms recorded by an electrocardiogram (EKG).
  • Private rooms
    All CVCC patients enjoy well appointed private rooms with couches.
  • Patient education
    Registered nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists and case managers participate in patient education. These professionals offer individualized instruction and written educational materials made available through a Deaconess Foundation grant.
  • Early rehabilitation for surgery patients
    Cardiac Rehabilitation Technologists initiate rehabilitation soon after open-heart surgery. This process can be continued through a structured outpatient program, such as Deaconess Cardiac Rehab.
    As part of early rehabilitation, open-heart surgery patients are encouraged to walk through a buffet line to select their noon meal. Patients may invite one family member to enjoy this meal.
  • Surgery follow-up
    A registered nurse telephones all open-heart surgery patients after discharge to ensure that recovery is progressing well and to address questions.
  • Efficient patient care
    Instead of having a central nursing station, we have nurse servers outside each patient room. Placing patient charts, medicines and other supplies close to each patient allows us to be most efficient in patient care.
  • Superior customer service
    For your convenience, we offer a customer service desk staffed 24-hours a day.
  • Protection from infection
    This unit includes two negative air isolation rooms to seclude patients with airborne infections. This is merely one example of the measures we take to prevent infection in the hospital setting.