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Heart Center Staff Improve Service, Reduce Wait Times

February 8, 2018 -
PORT ANGELES – Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis and Board President John Beitzel honored four Olympic Medical Heart Center staff at a board meeting on February 7. Terri Church-Kropp, Lindi Matthews, Julie Sexton, and Chrystina Westcott each received recognition for their efforts to improve access to cardiac services during the last several months.

Terri Church-Kropp, a cardiac wellness technician II, has become the heart center’s primary EKG trainer. She also performs ambulatory monitor (Zio patch) hook-ups in Sequim, which has reduced the need for patients to travel to Port Angeles for this service.

Since taking on the role of heart center rehabilitation coordinator in 2016, Lindi Matthews has worked to increase staffing and reduce wait times for cardiac rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation program visits have increased from 3,000 visits 2016 to 4,200 in 2017.

Referral Coordinator Julie Sexton oversees the heart center customer service operations including referrals, scheduling and initial patient contact for nearly 10,000 Heart Center outpatient visits annually. Sexton has been proactive in finding workflow efficiencies.

During the past year, Chrystina Westcott, a cardiac device technician II, has been key to maintaining services to over 700 cardiac device patients during the implementation of a PaceArt database. The system organizes and archives data for cardiac devices and serves as a central repository for a patient’s cardiac information. Westcott’s work has allowed the cardiac device clinic to move towards a fully electronic records system. 

For more information on Olympic Medical Heart Center services, please call (360) 565-0500.
Photo from left, Eric Lewis, Chrystina Westcott, Julie Sexton, John Beitzel, Lindi Matthews,
Leonard Anderson, manager Olympic Medical Heart Center. Terri Church-Kropp not pictured.

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