Cover Story Sidebar -- October 2000
Two Dallas hospitals and nearly 20 Scott & White regional clinics have met the coronary artery disease risk factor management criteria developed by the Texas Medical Association Committee on Cardiovascular Diseases and the Texas Affiliate of the American Heart Association as part of the HeartCare Partnership program.
RHD Memorial Medical Center and St Paul Medical Center were added to the HeartCare Partnership recognition list along with the following Scott & White regional clinics: Bryan/College Station, Temple, Temple Northside, Killeen, Waco, Belton, Santa Fe, Metroplex, Gatesville, Hewitt, McGregor, Bellmead, Moody, Taylor, Clifton, Round Rock, Georgetown, Caldwell, and Horseshoe Bay.
The HeartCare Partnership is designed to improve risk factor management for patients with coronary artery disease through physician and patient education as well as practice management. These goals are implemented through educational workshops, chart audits, and individualized support.
The HeartCare Partnership is a joint program of TMA and the Texas Affiliate of the American Heart Association, with support from Merck & Company.
To find out how your hospital or physician office can participate in this project, call Bridget Butler at (800) 880-1300, ext 1461, or (512) 370-1461; email shana.berenzweig[at]texmed[dot]org.
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