WMHS Welcomes American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program
The Western Maryland Health System is one of 35 hospitals in the country selected to participate in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Patient Navigator Program, the first program of its kind in cardiology designed to support hospitals in providing personalized services to heart disease patients and help them avoid a quick return to the hospital.
Chrissy Ruhl (right), Director of Critical Care Services, is leading the team to implement our program, which will build upon what we are already doing at WMHS to support these patients. The team includes staff from throughout WMHS who are already working with cardiac patients to coordinate their care and improve their health.
Pictured are Kevin Fitzpatrick (center), Executive Vice President of the ACC, presented a recognition plaque to Dr. Christopher Haas, Jamie Karstetter, and Chrissy Ruhl, at a luncheon at WMHS recently. Also shown is Will Batenic (left), a representative from AstraZeneca, which provides funding for this national project. WMHS is the only hospital in Maryland to be selected for this prestigious project.