Aside from our expert trained surgeons and staff, the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery program at MountainView Hospital provides dedicated clinical coordination. Consisting of three advanced practice nurses (APN) and a physician assistant (PA), the clinical coordinators performs patient, family and staff education, and offers 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. The clinical coordinator works closely with patients, physicians, and hospital staff to ensure the highest quality of care is consistently delivered. In addition, the clinical coordinator works 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.
The clinical coordinator arranges appropriate physician follow-up appointments, provides patient specific home care instructions, and is 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!
Tim Foley, APN-BC
Henry Van Vleet, PA-C
Julie Carabajal, APN-BC
Suzy Elnager, APRN-BC