Heart Institute

Thanks to Marathon Volunteers

Thanks to Marathon Volunteers

We supported the thousands who crossed the finish line at the Little Rock Marathon. As a major sponsor and supporter of this weekend of running and walking, CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute was also at the Marathon Expo to share health information. We met people of all ages; from Little Rock and beyond.  Our nurses […]

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New Magazine Launches to Promote Heart Health

New Magazine Launches to Promote Heart Health

A new magazine hit mailboxes this week! The 12-page publication is one of many promotional tools developed to raise awareness of the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute. Featuring articles about better health, compelling patient stories, and Q&As with our doctors, the magazine will also be available in our clinics and family lounges at hospitals. Better […]

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Dr. Borg Discusses Heart Health at Windstream

Dr. Borg Discusses Heart Health at Windstream

Dr. Douglas Borg. a cardiologist with the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, recently spoke to a group at Windstream about heart health as part of Heart Month in February. During the event, portion control plates were given out to attendees along with insightful information about heart attack signs and symptoms. Check out our health tools […]

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Service Heroes Named at Heart Clinic Arkansas – Kanis

Service Heroes Named at Heart Clinic Arkansas – Kanis

Heart Clinic Arkansas – Kanis recognized Service Heroes past and present. Below is a list of their recent Service Hero award recipients and their stories: May, 2017  Regena Kendrick – Regena was nominated as a Service Hero when a patient called administration and said that she was the most wonderful person and wanted to make sure […]

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Celebrate Heart Month, LVAD Certification on Feb. 28

Celebrate Heart Month, LVAD Certification on Feb. 28

Infirmary coworkers are invited to celebrate Heart Month and the recent LVAD certification from The Joint Commission on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 10am-2pm in the Terrace Room. Refreshments will be provided and vendors will attend to talk  about their products. You can enter to win a gift card when they take an LVAD quiz. And, […]

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Close to the Heart Promotion Includes Contest to Win Flowers

Close to the Heart Promotion Includes Contest to Win Flowers

You may see ads and social media posts for heart month with the theme “Close to Your Heart.” In fact, our main website homepage has been “taken over” exclusively with heart messages. This campaign was launched for heart month and conveys how CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute is different from other heart programs: We have […]

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Teams Go Red for Heart Health Awareness

Teams Go Red for Heart Health Awareness

February is Heart Month! To kick it off, hospitals and clinics demonstrated their support in the fight against heart disease by wearing red on Friday, February 2! During February, we will concentrate on matters of the heart with our “Close to Your Heart” campaign, including the Heart of Hot Springs Heart Fair on Saturday, February 17, […]

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Dr. Rao Explains 6 Heart Disease Risk Factors We Can Control

Dr. Rao Explains 6 Heart Disease Risk Factors We Can Control

We all know how serious heart disease is. Dr. Rao, Heart Institute Intervention Cardiologist, explains the six main risk factors in an upcoming Wear The Gown segment featured on KTHV 11. He tells us how important it is to control the risk factors we can. Those risk factors are: Watch your waistline Monitor blood pressure […]

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Wear Red Day: Friday, Feb. 2

Wear Red Day: Friday, Feb. 2

CHI St. Vincent is supporting women’s fight against heart disease by wearing red on Friday, February 2! Show your support by joining in! Everyone can do it – even within dress code. Socks, earrings, lipstick, nail polish (be sure it’s not chipped), barrettes, headbands and bows for your hair are options for clinical staff. Take your […]

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Infirmary LVAD Program

Infirmary LVAD Program

A message from Roger Swayze, director of Cardiovascular Services and Research: CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute has earned certification from The Joint Commission for its left ventricular assist device (LVAD) program, which offers a technological approach to treating advanced heart failure. To achieve this certification, our LVAD team underwent a rigorous two-day review for compliance with […]

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