Good News to Share!

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Bon Secours is partnering with NBC12 & The Biggest Loser tv show to help motivate central Virginians to take control of their lives and their health and to start living the Good Life! CAV’s own Dr. Kapadia was on NBC12 today. Check out his segment here.

Bon Secours is the official sponsor of the Biggest Loser airing on NBC12 Tuesdays at 8pm starting September 21st. As the official sponsor, Bon Secours will have opportunities to provide information and education on air and online to the thousands of viewers watching. Our team includes cardiologists, primary care physicians, RNs, exercise specialists, dieticians and counselors – all focused on helping our community be the healthiest it can be. This partnership is a great platform for Bon Secours to share the good news about health and wellness.

Powhatan EMS & St. Francis ED Intervene in Record Time

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Originally posted on the Bon Secours Good Sharing blog.

Within 24 hours, Powhatan EMS brought two patients having heart attacks to the St. Francis Medical Center’s Emergency Department so that they could receive state-of-the-art treatment in record time. Having brought these patients from the country, Powhatan EMS and the cardiology team at St. Francis were able to perform life-saving interventions within 38 minutes or less. This was made possible by the EMS providers calling the St. Francis Emergency Department prior to their arrival.

Chris Atkins, Tom Ward, Scott Dixon, Aubrey Smith, Dr. Mark Xenakis, Dr. Robert Sisson, as well as the whole St. Francis Emergency Department and Cath Lab staff, played a crucial role in treating the two patients.

“Our goal is to intervene within one hour, but 30 minutes from a rural county area is world-class healthcare,” said Martha McAloon, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at St. Francis.

Dr. Robert Sisson, the Director of Emergency Cardiac Care at St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center credits the quick turnaround to the hospital’s strong relationship with Powhatan EMS.

“The EMS is a critical component of our STEMI Team. The ability of the Powhatan EMS providers to accurately diagnose patients with heart attacks and give pre-arrival notification to our Emergency Department really can save lives in our community,” said Dr. Sisson.

Early recognition of heart attack symptoms is critical for survival and positive outcomes. For an online self-assessment, visit http://bsva.org/HeartAware or visit http://bsva.org/a3mhv1 for information about heart attack warning signs.

Practice News Update

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Electronic Medical Records
Bon Secours ConnectCare is an integrated clinical information system that makes it possible to link all clinical information in one record. It provides access to evidence-based clinical practices and information that supports Bon Secours Health System’s clinical transformation initiative to deliver clinical excellence and extraordinary care.

New Billing Process
Our practice is switching to a new billing software. For this reason, we ask that our patients arrive 30-40 minutes before their appointment.

New Office Location
We’re expanding our service locations to include a new office in Chester. We are now accepting appointments at our new location.

11601 Ironbridge Road, Suite 200
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 285-6018 — Phone
(804) 706-9517 — Fax

Upcoming Seminar & Screening Event

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Heart Disease for the Man Over 50
Featuring Dr. Mark Warner, Cardiovascular Associates of Virginia & Dr. Massimo Giusti, Cardiovascular Associates of Virginia

Tuesday, February 24
Screenings from 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Seminar from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bon Secours Heart Institute at Reynolds Crossing
Education Center
7001 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230

To register for this free seminar and screening, click here or call (804) 359-WELL[9355].

Welcome, Dr. Warner!

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Join the Cardiovascular Associates of Virginia team in welcoming Dr. Mark Warner to our practice. Dr. Warner joins us with more than 25 years of experience in Cardiology. He is also an experienced interventionalist, who will be primarily based out of St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Heart Institute at Reynolds Crossing.

For more information about Dr. Warner, visit his CAV physician page.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

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genre-newSeptember, October and November is a busy time for your CAV physicians! Not only are we working hard to provide good help to our patients, Drs. Ngo, Kapadia, Khan, Caruso, Giusti and Sabharwal are featured speakers in the Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute Fall Seminar Series. At CAV, we believe that good heart health begins with good information.

For more information on seminar topics and locations, please scroll down. Online registration is available, as well.

Heartburn or Heart Attack?

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sabharwalCome join Dr. Sabharwal as he discusses the early warning signs of heart disease on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Bon Secours Heart Institute at Reynolds Crossing
Education Center
7001 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230

Register for this free seminar by calling (804) 359-WELL[9355] or click here to register online.

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