Outpatient Transitional Care Program

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Heart failure means your heart no longer pumps effectively, and it’s a scary diagnosis to hear from your doctor. But whether you’re newly diagnosed or just trying to better manage this chronic condition, Valley’s heart failure specialists—part of a comprehensive team of experts—are available to help you optimize your health through our Outpatient Transitional Care Program.

What We Do

The goal of any successful heart failure program is to keep patients out of the hospital and living life to the fullest. We accomplish this goal by assessing your current health and creating a personalized monitoring program designed to meet your individual needs. Boasting a program readmission rate of less than 10 percent — compared to the national average of almost 23 percent—our heart failure program’s success lies partly in its ability to ensure a smooth transition of care, from our hospital to your home or medical facilities such as rehabilitation and assisted living. We work hard to make sure every patient receives the follow-up care he or she needs.

How We Do It

Geared toward supplementing current cardiac care, we’re proud to provide highly individualized monitoring plans, while also respecting your needs and desires. Our core philosophy is centered on the importance of treating the whole person. Our monitoring plans are focused not only on helping you manage symptoms of heart failure, but also providing nutritional counseling and education on the condition, as well as addressing issues that can arise from a heart failure diagnosis, including medication costs and transportation issues. We want to remove any barriers preventing you from successfully living with your disease.

Visits to the Outpatient Transitional Care Program can also include treatment, such as intravenous diuretics as needed, and referrals to other programs, such as those for smoking cessation.

For more information about the program, please call 201-447-8018.