City heart clinic – top class cardiology

Cityheart is a specialist reception for patients with cardiovascular disease.

The reception was founded in 2005 and is located in East Jeff.

They investigate and treat vomiting, heart failure, rhythm disorders, high blood pressure, flap, suspicion of heart disease in young athletes and perform preoperative assessments.

Operations

Physiology

They investigate, diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular disease such as:
– coronary heart disease (myocardial infarction and vaginal cramps)
– rhythm disorders (eg atrial fibrillation)
– flap
Heart failure
– Hypertension
– fat loss

The perform the following cardiological examinations:

– rest ECG
echocardiography – ultrasound examination of the heart
Pacemaker controls
– pre-operative assessments and assessments of young athletes in case of suspicion of heart disease

Medicine cityheartCityheart works closely with Aleris PhysiologyLab for other physiological studies such as:

– ECG
Long-term blood pressure
– long-term ECG registration when investigating rhythm disorders
– circumferential corrosion reductions
– sleep recordings in case of suspicion of nightly respiratory arrest

Clinical Studies / Research

Cityheart participates in several clinical studies / research projects. This contributes to new effective treatment methods for cardiovascular disease and leads to continuous development of skills.

They conduct research in:

– blood thinning
Heart failure
– vaginal cramps
– fat loss
– Hypertension

Patient Safety

Overall goals and strategies:

This year’s goal for patient safety work has been to maintain the good patient contact with professional and high quality care

By 2016, the reception has switched to a new journal Take Care to increase patient safety and to provide improved information and support in health care.

Their goals for 2017 are to implement and manage all benefits of Take Care in patient contact.

Organizational responsibility for patient safety work:

The business leaders for cityheart are Dr Rumiana Zlatewa and Dr. Lars Hjelmaeus.

The business managers are responsible for patient safety work and are responsible for handling comments and complaints and changing procedures for avoiding healthcare injuries.

Structure for follow-up / evaluation:

Patients are encouraged to report perceived abnormalities of performed or prescribed treatment / investigation. The reception has a high level of accessibility to accomplish this.

Quality checks are performed regularly for their medical devices such as ECG and ultrasound.

How patient safety work has been carried out and what measures have been taken to increase patient safety.

Analysis of event reporting is done regularly by relevant personnel.

Work clothes were used in accordance with current guidelines.

Collaboration to prevent injuries:

After transition to Take Care, the handling of referrals and referral responses has been simplified and improved. Reception generally has short lead times and always information on delayed surveys to minimize healthcare injuries.

Risk analysis:

The reception has small or minimal risks associated with patient visits. Incorrect diagnosis and thus incorrect / delayed treatment may occur but are rare.

The healthcare professionals’ reporting obligation, as well as the staff’s complaints and comments on the quality.

The staff’s complaints and comments are always discussed with the immediate manager.

Handling of complaints and comments from people other than staff:

Complaints and comments may be made orally or in writing in both letters and mail. All complaints are assessed and handled.

Information regarding the application for Patient Injury Insurance or Patient Committee is available.

Collaboration with patients and close relatives:

Relatives always have the opportunity to attend and discuss the patient’s investigation / investigation.

Results:

In 2016, no cases have occurred which are considered to be serious or where higher authority has been involved.

#3 East Jefferson General Hospital

East Jefferson General Hospital is an institution in New Orleans, but have seen better days. The hospital is old. Despite this they care deeply about their patients and have very qualified personel at their disposal. Rumour says that they are investing heavily in renovations of the pediatric apartments. That is needed!

The hospital ranks as #2 in New Orleans and #4 in Louisiana. They have dropped a few positions in recent years.

They don’t rank especially high in any field, but are well liked in the New Orleans area according to our interviews. Especially for adults.

Some quotes about East Jefferson General Hospital:

  • “Shabby but still feels like home”
  • “Excellent treatment of my broken leg”
  • “They do really care for their patients, not just me, you can really see it”
  • “The hospital has been around for ages, but still keep a high performance of what i experienced”.

We recommend East Jefferson General Hospital for adults, not for children.

Here is an old commercial that kind of show how old this hospital is:

#2 Ochsner Medical Center

Ochsner Medical Center is a great hospital by all standards. It is highly recommended by almost anyone we speak to and is also ranked #4 in all of the US according to US Health News.

Their overall score nationally is impressive:
Specialty National Rank Overall Score Ear, Nose & Throat #27 76.7/100 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery #22 69.7/100
Nephrology #28 74.5/100
Neurology & Neurosurgery #24 65.2/100a

And they also rank high in care for children: 
Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery #49 61.2/100

Some quotes from our interviews:

  • “A lot of information! That’s what i asked for and what i got”
  • “Made me feel special”
  • “Really professional and cost effective”
  • “Took great care of my mother”
  • “I didn’t have to stay one extra minute”

We highly recommend Ochsner! 

#1 Who are we?

Welcome to the hospital and treatment directory of East Jefferson.
We are a non profit organization with the commitment to help members of the East Jefferson community find the right hospitals and treatments for the medical issues. We started this page after my grandfather ended up in the wrong hospital and eventually died because of the incompetence showed. We will not name the hospital, but will on this page rate hospitals and treatments after consultation with patients.
Who are we? Three members of the community with some spare time. We are not experts, but we are really good at listening to the experiences of patients in the area.