Existing CV Services Optimization
For many years, this hospital had repeatedly contemplated the establishment of a comprehensive cardiovascular program. A number of preliminary assessment had been conducted, but no decision was able to be reached. At approximately a year after a new hospital CEO was appointed, CFA was retained following a competitive process. CFA’s initial engagement with this client was to conduct a comprehensive feasibility assessment including a regional cardiovascular market assessment and the evaluation of the hospital’s current facilities, technology and clinical support for such a program. The results of the feasibility assessment led to the development of a long range cardiovascular services development plan to coincide with substantial new construction required to bring a cardiovascular program to the hospital.
CFA was instrumental in the planning and development of comprehensive cardiovascular services for the hospital. Various consulting engagements included the full facility and clinical planning for diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization, cardiothoracic surgery and electrophysiology services. Following the establishment of those services, CFA was retained to assist with the assessment and initial planning for expanding the hospital’s electrophysiology (EP) program.
The outcome of the work CFA did to support the potential addition of comprehensive cardiovascular services at a hospital that heretofore had only offered noninvasive cardiac diagnostic testing, was the establishment of a successful and well regarded full service cardiovascular program in an area the most patients had been traveling significant distances to receive higher acuity care.