Support Services for Heart & Vascular Patients
Baptist believes in treating the whole patient and helping patients get and stay healthy before a cardiac stress occurs. Our commitment to our Mid-South community’s well-being has led to creating cardiac programs that educate our communities about their risk for heart disease, how to prevent it and where to get regular screenings.
Baptist Community Cardiac Programs
While Baptist Memorial Health Care is well-known for the acute treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, it also is committed to improving the cardiovascular health of the communities it serves. Baptist utilizes a comprehensive approach of community cardiac screening and education programs to inform the public of the risk factors that contribute to heart disease.
Baptist is committed to helping people reduce their risk of cardiac disease. Education is the most vital medicine offered, and it comes in a variety of doses: diet, cholesterol and weight management, stress reduction, smoking cessation, exercise and other lifestyle adjustments that affect the course of one's heart health.
Through contributions by individual donors as well as events like the Cardiac Classic golf tournament, the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation's Heart Fund provides financial support for initiatives that benefit heart patients and their care. So far, the fund has provided thousands of dollars for equipment for heart patients, including the HeartMate® left ventricular assist devices that keep heart transplant patients alive while awaiting donor hearts. It also has helped fund educational programs for a number of Baptist cardiovascular services staff members on topics ranging from patient exercise to heart transplant care. Money donated to the Baptist Heart Fund is earmarked for research, equipment, staff education and other patient-related needs.
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