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Tyler, Texas (May 21, 2021) — Mandy Stutsman, RN, with UT Health East Texas Long-Term Acute Care (LTAC), recently was selected as a DAISY Award winner.

“This award is for nurses who provide compassionate care to patients,” LTAC Chief Nursing Officer Shawna Pippin said. “Many nurses provide exceptional care to their patients but DAISY is for those that really form a bond and go above and beyond in their practice. These nurses truly shine as examples of nursing care.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues, and the award recipient is chosen by a...

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Tyler, Texas (May 21, 2021) The UT Health East Texas Heart and Vascular Institute provides East Texans with an extensive array of cardiac and cardiothoracic services. Along with the development of the Heart and Vascular Institute, UT Health East Texas has renewed its long-standing partnership with Tyler Cardiovascular Consults (CVC).

“This partnership brings two well-recognized organizations together that are committed to providing quality and outstanding cardiology-related services to the patients and communities they serve,” said Donna Bowers, divisional director...

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Jack C. Smith, III, MD is an internal medicine physician at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Carthage.

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Leanne Dada, DO, board-certified rheumatologist at UT Health East Texas Physicians at North Campus Tyler, discusses arthritis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 903-877-7911 or visit UTHealthEastTexasDoctors.com.

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Ijeoma Oguagha, MD is a pediatrician at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Carthage.

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Recharge Room

UT Health Tyler caregivers now have access to a special breakroom specifically designed to alleviate stress that often results from the fast-paced nature of working in healthcare. The space provides a calming environment where healthcare workers can escape the hospital setting and take a few minutes to rest, regroup and reenergize. 

The Recharge Room utilizes neuroscience-supported elements that facilitate emotional regulation and lower the stress levels of its visitors.  

“It only takes a few minutes in the room for caregivers to notice a decrease in their stress level,”...

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When a person is experiencing a stroke, receiving the best care quickly is essential in preventing lasting damage and providing the best chance for recovery. UT Health Tyler is designated a comprehensive stroke center by The Joint Commission. That means we offer the highest level of stroke care available, and we are able to treat the most complex stroke cases.

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Tyler, Texas (May 19, 2021) UT Health Tyler now offers patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) an alternative to long-term blood thinners with the next-generation Watchman FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant.

Dr. Raul Torres, MD, electrophysiologist at UT Health Tyler, implanted the first Watchman FLX device — the only FDA-approved implant proven to reduce stroke risk to people with AFib not caused by a heart valve problem.

“Left atrial appendage closure via interventional offers an alternative to patients not suitable to use blood thinners when...

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When thinking of a transformation, we think of something being changed until it is no longer the same. In order to achieve your best heart health, your lifestyle must transform. Often, this includes changing how active you are, what you eat, and how you cope with stress. It may seem overwhelming at first, but UT Health East Texas cardiac rehabilitation is here to help you along the way.

 

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What is cardiac rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised and individualized program designed to improve cardiovascular health in those who’ve experienced a heart attack, heart failure and angioplasty or heart surgery.

The program consists of 36, one-hour sessions that span about three months. During that time, we have the privilege of knowing our...

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