Patients suffering heart failure can now be admitted to the region’s first dedicated, inpatient Heart Failure Unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). The new unit opened its doors on October 26 .
“Studies indicate our new Heart Failure Unit will improve our readmission and mortality rates, which are already better than the national average,” says Brenda Hott, MD, a cardiologist specializing in heart failure at Northeast Georgia Heart Center and medical director of the Inpatient Heart Failure Program at NGMC. “Moving all heart failure patients into one central location, rather than having them spread out amongst patients with other diagnoses, will allow our specialty-trained nurses to focus solely on treating heart failure.”
NGMC’s Inpatient Heart Failure Program is comprised of board certified cardiologists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, case managers, nurses and dieticians who are experts in providing individualized treatment to patients suffering heart failure