Advanced Practice Providers
Aside from our expert trained surgeons and staff, the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery program at MountainView Hospital provides dedicated clinical coordination. Consisting of advanced practice nurses (APN) and a physician assistants (PA), these advanced practice providers perform patient, family and staff education, and offer direct patient care throughout all phases of the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery experience.
This registered nurse with advanced certifications and training is an integral part of assisting patients and their families through the surgery process. They work closely with patients, physicians and hospital staff to ensure the highest quality of care is consistently delivered. In addition, the advanced practice providers work with case management, social services and home health agencies to identify patient and family needs prior to discharge in order to make the transition from hospital to home as seamless and comfortable as possible.
Our advanced practice providers and the clinical support team help to arrange appropriate physician follow-up appointments, provide patient specific home care instructions, and are available for consult with patients by telephone after discharge. At MountainView Hospital, we are dedicated to providing a personalized experience for our cardiovascular and thoracic surgery patients!
Henry Van Vleet, PA-C
Julie Carabajal, APRN-BC
Suzanne Elnagar, APRN-BC
Audrey Girroir, APRN-BC
Joshua Squiers, NP, PhD