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Metron Integrated Health Systems has provided high-quality nursing care for patients with complex clinical conditions for 40 years. Metron was one of the first post-acute rehabilitation centers to implement tele-health to help manage those patients that suffer from Congestive Heart Failure and other cardiac diagnoses.
Metron introduces its next generation of clinical success: Metron’s “SmarterHeart” Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is an enhancement of Metron’s 40 years of post-acute cardiac patient management experience and successful outcomes.
What is the “SmarterHeart” Cardiac Rehab Program?
This program has been initiated at the Metron of Cedar Springs and Metron of Forest Hills locations. It is a specifically designed clinical protocol which consists of the most advanced practices available and is measured against strict practice standards utilized by the most aggressive and clinically successful acute care centers. The program outcomes show faster and more successful patient recoveries. Metron’s “SmarterHeart” Program consists of an interdisciplinary approach comprised of core competencies which include:
- Medical Evaluation
- Risk Factor Modification
- Exercise Program
The program is administered under the direction of a Masters prepared Registered Nurse. The program director is complemented by a Physiatrist, Registered Dietitian, and a Masters Prepared Social Worker. The patient care is coordinated by a certified case management team.
What kind of patients benefit from the “SmarterHeart” Program?
Persons with cardiovascular diagnoses including congestive heart failure (CHF), heart attacks (MI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), significant respiratory diseases or respiratory complications.
Other important program components:
- Staff trained in nutrition counseling, patient assessment, psychosocial management and weight management
- Individualized treatment plans of care
- Established medical emergency protocols
- Exercise prescription and modification
- Measured outcomes defined and reported as a part of Quality Assurance, Clinical Outcome, Behavior Outcome, Health Outcome, and Customer Service Outcome
- Bedside tele-health monitoring with Life EMS over-site
Metron’s “SmarterHeart” Program provides patients, physicians, and other care providers with confidence to know that they are receiving the best available interventions which will enhance recovery and help get patients home faster, and with better outcomes, to that they may be where they want to be: home, enjoying life and family.
Choose smarter, choose Metron, the “SmarterHeart” Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.