“Post” COVID-19

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to question what the future may hold from a personal, professional, and economic perspective, especially when considering the virus continues to spread with hospitalization and mortality rates still increasing daily in many areas of the country. Additional lingering concerns: Social distancing measures that…

Now is the Time for Interventional Stroke Treatment

Like so many others, I’ve been influenced by the experiences in my life. One such experience has created a serious passion for advancing the treatment of stroke, helping to lead me to my work here at Corazon. Since her stroke several years ago, I’ve watched my mother-in-law deal with severe disabilities. Once a very vibrant,…

Patient Navigation for Spine

In celebration of World Spine Day 2020 today, always on October 16, Corazon wants to support the mission of calling attention to the importance of spinal health, along with the need for effective programmatic organization and management of spine care.  Spine is a core specialty for many hospitals, and continues to offer the potential to…

Placement Strategies in the Social Media World: What works and what doesn’t

Industry debate regarding the best way to recruit for healthcare positions in today’s competitive and pandemic-affected market is at an all-time high. Healthcare recruiters of younger generations support social media strategies, citing how this approach saves time, increases reach, and multiplies efficiency, while more traditionalist recruiters swear by more enduring methods like phone calls, job…

ASC Trends for 2021

Is an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in your strategic plan for the near future?  If not, it maybe should be! ASCs have not only proven to be more convenient, offering a streamlined and personalized experience for the patient, but also have shown to be significantly more efficient and economically sound for many surgical specialties, including…

COVID-19 Impact on Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Volumes

Since COVID-19 showed up in December of 2019, every area of medicine has been affected, and Cardiology is no exception. The number of cases cardiologists have performed since the coronavirus pandemic began has drastically declined. Corazon accredits cardiovascular catheterization labs across the country to perform percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). Through this accreditation, we monitor client…

COVID-19: The New Normal

In this new normal for the healthcare industry, we can’t escape asking clients and colleagues how COVID-19 has affected current service offerings.  While bracing for change was something to prioritize and evaluate during the early months of the pandemic, now we see hospitals getting ‘back to business.’ All hospitals should now be working to restart…

9 Key Clinical and Business Facts to Grow Your Peripheral Vascular Program

In our ever-challenging industry, hospitals across the country have begun to enhance their capabilities in the cath lab by augmenting like-volume procedures.  Typically, cardiac procedures such as diagnostic catheterizations and coronary intervention (i.e., PCI) have ruled lab utilization, but due to declining inpatient volume trends, technology advances, and focus on more complex procedures such as…