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HAHNEMANN OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART HEART TRANSPLANT CENTER

HAHNEMANN OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART HEART TRANSPLANT CENTER
 Event: Hahnemann's new state of the art, computerized heart
 transplant facility opens with a special celebration
 for patients, families, hospital staff, nurses and
 doctors.
 The facility houses a 22-member heart failure and cardiac
 transplant team, recently recruited from Temple
 University.
 The opening of Hahnemann's Heart Failure and Cardiac
 Transplant Center marks a major expansion of services
 at the region's premier cardiac care institution.
 Date: Sunday, July 12,
 Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
 Place: Hahnemann University Hospital -- 7th floor, Heart
 Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center, Broad and Vine
 streets, Philadelphia.
 Personnel: Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, assistant professor of Cardiothoracic
 Surgery and surgical director, Heart Failure and
 Cardiac Transplant program, Hahnemann.
 Dr. Susan Brozena, associate professor of medicine and
 medical director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant
 program, Hahnemann.
 Dr. Stanley Brockman, professor and chairman of
 Cardiothoracic surgery and director, Likoff
 Cardiovascular Institute, Hahnemann.
 Scott K. Phillips, senior vice president and chief
 operating officer, Hahnemann, and executive director,
 Hahnemann University Hospital.
 More than 150 heart failure patients -- including many
 who are awaiting or have undergone a heart transplant
 procedure -- along with their families and friends.
 Details:
 The new Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center includes spacious reception and waiting areas, four examination rooms, a blood- drawing area, an exercise room, facilities for biopsies and right heart catheterizations, a clinical research area, medical staff offices and rooms for patients to meet with psychologists and financial counselors.
 Enhanced computer systems will allow physicians and nurses to monitor patients' status through desk-top computer terminals in campus offices and the doctors' homes.
 Alpern performed his first heart transplant at Hahnemann this past Sunday. There are currently 14 people on Hahnemann's waiting list for heart transplantation.
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 CONTACT: Phyllis M. Fisher or Merrill S. Meadows, 215-448-8284, after July 10, 215-762-8284 or after hours, 215-762-7000 (page), both of Hahnemann University Hospital.
 PRNewswire -- July 7 CO: HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN: HEA ST: PA -- PH021 -- X788 07/07/92
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