More Training, More Outreach, More Business: Pushing Your Interventional Program to the Next Level

Strategies for Cardiology Service Line Directors

Tectonic shifts in healthcare delivery demand a broad collective skillset measured out among cardiologists, nurses, cardiology service line directors and practice administrators. Priorities need to focus on training and outreach from clinical, operational and financial perspectives as well as strengthening the heart team. Prairie Heart and Vascular Institute in Springfield, Ill., is part of one health system that is leading the way. Working from a mission and vision combining patient care with provider education—similar to the model in place at large academic medical centers—the practice is a judicious yet eager adopter of leading-edge technologies such as Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 miniature temporary heart pump. Collaboration is a constant. In short, Prairie daily demonstrates best practices that many other heart teams would do well to emulate.

Learning Objectives

• How to set up a program
• Tactics for building the team
• How to develop protocols and flowsheets
• How to train your staff
• How to make the economics work
• Defining and achieving quality outcomes


Target Audience

• Cardiology Service Line Directors
• Chiefs of Cardiology
• Cardiologists and Interventional Cardiologists
• Cardiovascular Administrators
• Hospital and Health System Administrators


Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Director, Prairie Vascular and Prairie Vascular Fellowship
Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
  Jack J. Hall, MD
Director, Coronary CTO Program
Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants

Theresa Thompson, RN, BSN
Client Services Executive, Clinical Network Development
Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois

  Char Shallow, NP, DNP
Director, Prairie Advanced Heart and Vascular Fellowship for APPs
Jenna Schrage, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-C
APP Fellow

Series: Strategies for Cardiology Service Line Directors

  Episode 1: From the Ground Up: Building a Better Interventional Program
Featuring Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
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