In its continued commitment to advance cardiology and neurology services for the El Paso community, The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus unveiled the Heart and Brain Center.
The Hospitals of Providence Heart and Brain Center has been a 10-year journey and a multi-million dollar investment to expand cardiology and neurology services. The Heart and Brain Center is a comprehensive program focused on treating intricate brain and heart conditions with dedicated Neuro and Cardiac Intensive Care Units with highly trained and dedicated staff to include board certified neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neurointerventionalists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists.
“Seeing this center come to fruition to offer our heart and brain patients high-quality care close to home is a huge win for our community and the patients that we serve,” said Dr. Edward Assi, Interventional Cardiologist and Medical Director of Cardiology Services for the Sierra Campus. “By advancing the technology and the procedures we offer we are ensuring our patients no longer have to leave town to receive the care they need.”
The Sierra Campus is recognized as a Level 1 Comprehensive Stroke Center, offering the highest level of care for stroke patients. It was also recently recognized for the fourth year in a row as one of 42 hospitals in the country and only hospital in El Paso and the surrounding area, as a HeartCARE Center of Excellence by the American College of Cardiology, the highest cardiology designation possible.
“We are incredibly proud of our team for their steadfast commitment to advance and expand needed cardiology and neurology services for the El Paso region,” said Rob J. Anderson, Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus. “As the epicenter for Heart and Brain Services for The Hospitals of Providence, our goal has been to provide patients one convenient location throughout their treatment and care and this center does just that.”
The Heart and Brain Center offers the only Structural Heart program in the region offering patients transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve replacement, the Mitral Clip procedure and the Watchman procedure – all used to treat structural heart conditions in a minimally invasive way. The neuro center is also equipped with El Paso’s only Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to treat, diagnose and manage patients suffering from epilepsy and seizures plus specialized equipment for the best imaging and surgical capabilities. The dedicated Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit offers comprehensive care to help patients regain function and prepare them for independent living.
“This has been a complex and multifaceted effort to bring all these needed services under one center to offer a comprehensive program – the only one of its kind in the region,” said Anderson. “We are committed to El Paso and the patients and families that we care for.”