The Cardiovascular and Stroke Program leads the delivery, development and implementation of services to prevent, screen, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate patients with a broad spectrum of vascular diseases. Specialty areas include:
Under the Strategic Direction of Comprehensive Clinical Services, a key goal has been the development and implementation of a cardiovascular service that includes vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, interventional radiology and rhythm management and we continue to progress steadily toward the creation of a comprehensive Cardiovascular Surgical Program. A proposal was submitted to the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for Vascular and Cardiac surgery, Rhythm Management and Neuro interventions.
In order to understand both the challenges our regional partners experience and what our team could provide to improve regional patient care, we continue to build relationships with care providers in the region through team outreach visits and site meetings in facilities in Red Lake, Dryden, and Sioux Lookout. Sioux Lookout is of special interest as a major care provider to Indigenous patients and families as a model to help our team design the cardiovascular program expansion with insight and sensitivity.
*A clinical pathway is a care guideline used to describe and implement clinical standards. They help to provide quality and efficient patient care.