• June 17, 2012

    Fairview's new goal: Less repeat business

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    Excerpt from the Star Tribune:

    With Fairview's C.O.R.E. Clinic program, nurses or nurse practitioners meet with patients before they leave the hospital and start coaching them on medication. They make house calls if need be. Some patients call in every day and answer simple questions about their health, and most step on a scale to monitor rapid weight gain, a sign of dangerous fluid retention.

    Patients have the phone number of someone they can call directly with questions. Clinic nurses check in with the the patient's primary care doctor. If blood work gets ordered up, the C.O.R.E. teams make sure results get shipped to all of the patient's caregivers.

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  • June 6, 2012

    Twin Cities Hospitals Quickly Respond to Heart Attack Patients

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    Fairview Southdale Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview were cited last night for their excellent “door to balloon” times on KSTP-TV at 10 p.m. A new report says North Carolina leads the nation in cardiac response, but local experts say the Twin Cities can’t be far behind. 

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  • April 16, 2012

    UMPhysicians Heart at Fairview women's heart support group featured in Wall Street Journal

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    While many patients now seek support through online chat rooms, face-to-face groups have the advantage of "the warmth and closeness that can develop when people interact on a personal level," says Ruth Diab Lederer, a program manager at the American Brain Tumor Association.

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  • February 24, 2012

    U of M Researchers Aim to Restore Heart Muscle Using Stem Cells

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    A first-of-its-kind study underway at University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview is designed to test the impact of stem cells on restoring the heart's muscle function in patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The results of the study could impact the future of health care in the area of heart disease, and may one day save lives.

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