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Corazon’s goal in launching this interactive space is to provide our clients and colleagues in the industry with news and updates; informative posts; company offerings; and other announcements, items, or articles relevant to the cardiovascular, neuroscience, spine, and orthopedics specialties. The Service Line Experts hope this will be a stop in your search for relevant, helpful, and worthwhile information while out on the internet! Corazon’s mission has always been to create meaningful client relationships and share advice and solutions for the challenges hospitals and practices face today. Bookmark this page and be sure to check back for ongoing updates!

Artificial Intelligence in Acute Ischemic Stroke Care

Technology is advancing rapidly in the area of Mechanical Thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion strokes. It was not that long ago that we had no treatment at all for patients who experienced a stroke. The stroke would simply expand, and depending on the amount of tissue damaged and the particular areas of the brain involved,…

The Benefits of Telehealth for HF Patients

As a company that works to create successful service lines in the cardiovascular, neurosciences, and orthopedic specialties, Corazon has seen (and helped develop!) many and varied ways to accomplish this goal. In these uncertain times especially, innovative ways to ensure continued growth and productivity in these key clinical areas are essential. Beginning with the onset…

Establishing a Trusted Partner in Healthcare

The value of a trusting relationship between a patient and caregiver is well known in healthcare. People want to have physicians, nurses, technologists, and others who they know and trust when they need care. Often, patients are seeking answers to sensitive questions or in very difficult times in their lives. This bond extends to seeking…

Building Facilities for the Future: TIPS from the SERVICE LINE EXPERTS

Today, many healthcare organizations are challenged to envision how their investment in facility can keep pace with the ever-changing healthcare market place. Strategic planning efforts typically look to a three- to five-year horizon, while master facility planning often takes on a 10-year planning cycle. This mismatch can become even more challenging for hospitals and health…

Accreditation and Using Data to Drive Performance Improvement

As an accrediting body, Corazon works with dozens of cardiovascular programs across the country. Through this process, we review clinical quality outcomes data and provide feedback to the programs, finding opportunities for improvement and working with cardiovascular leaders to create and monitor performance improvement plans, as necessary, based upon their data. Using data to drive…

Facts about Atrial Fibrillation

At this time last year, could anyone have thought that the world would be facing a near year-long global pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? In consideration of the ongoing shortage of hospital beds in many areas across the country, now more than ever the healthcare industry as a whole needs to be mindful…

“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…

Is Your Team Prepared to Win the Search Game now that COVID Changed the Rules?

Prior to early Spring of this year, the biggest challenge most organizations faced was physician shortages or finding Service Line Leaders with skill sets matched to the needs of the cutting edge clinical offerings of the program. But in today’s new normal, the obstacles that exist involve not only finding the right candidates, but also…

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…

Bridging Heart Failure and Electrophysiology Programs Together

Is heart failure patient volume growing within your hospital?  An estimated 6.2 million Americans currently carry a diagnosis of HF, with projections for a 46% rise in incidence by 2030 according to the American Heart Association. These patients typically either die from pump failure or sudden cardiac death, therefore programmatically linking electrophysiology (EP) to heart…

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…

Welcome to Corazon’s Blog

Welcome to Corazon’s  Blog! Our goal in launching this interactive space is to provide our clients and colleagues in the industry with news and updates; informative posts; company offerings; and other announcements, items, or articles relevant to the cardiovascular, neuroscience, and orthopedics specialties.  We hope this will be a stop in your search for relevant,…