Cardiac Management Excels at Genesis West Bay of Westlake

Cassy Martinez, RN (left) is one of the main floor nurses who takes care of the skilled residents. Cassy has been with Genesis since 2004. Judy Uline, RN for 20 years is the Unit Manager for the Skilled Unit (includes the cardiac).

Cardiac management at Genesis West Bay in Westlake is designed to meet the individual medical and subacute rehabilitation needs of patients with a variety of cardiac diagnoses.

“These services have been developed in collaboration with local cardiologists, especially James Crandell, MD, referring physicians and our local hospitals,” reports Barbara Bandagski, Admission Director, at West Bay.

Typical Cardiac Services Include:

  • Cardiology rounds with consulting cardiologist Dr Crandell,
  • a Clinical staff specially trained in cardiac care, 24 hour RN available in facility
  • On-going Interdisciplinary clinical team meetings, goal setting, discharge planning
  • Lab Testing and EKG 24/7,
  • Specialized Cardiac diets and nutrition management guided by our licensed in-house dietician, and follow up phone calls after discharge.

“Our interdisciplinary team at West Bay provides greater success for the whole person. We co-ordinate as a team to help patients towards a healthier lifestyle and back home quicker,” adds Bandagski.

The team approach starts with the Medical Director and is followed by care from Nurse Practitioners/physician assistants, physical, occupational and speech Rehabilitation therapists, the Primary Nursing Team including a Dietician, Social Services/Case Management and Recreation Services.

“We have a detailed program for educating patients, families and caregivers. Adapting to cardiac disease may take some time for patients, families and caregivers. That is why Genesis West Bay offers individualized educational sessions on a variety of topics including Nutrition, Exercises for a heart healthy lifestyle, Stress and medication management and recognizing cardiac risk factors,” says Bandagski.

“We apply an interdisciplinary approach designed to stabilize and manage cardiac conditions to transition patients ack home quickly. Our team of experienced cardiac professionals will assist in achieving patient goals on their journey back to a healthier life. It’s all part of our mission of vitality.”

Genesis West Bay Center also specializes in short term stays, Long Term Care and Memory Support. West Bay is located at 27601 Westchester Parkway, Westlake Ohio. They are a Deficiency Free facility with a 5 Star Rating for Quality Measures with Medicare. Please reach out to them at 440.871.5900

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