Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 101 West 8th Avenue , Spokane, WA 99204
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (800) 474-3024
Appointment Requests: (509) 474-6707
Year Formalized: 2012
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: WAMI University of Washington
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Hrair Garabedian, MD, FAAP, FACC
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 30
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 70%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Pamela G. Burg, MD, FAAP, FACC, FASE
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 288
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients seen at:Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 16-18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Carl Garabedian, MD
Interventional Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
C. Chris Anderson, MD, FAAP, FACC
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Richard Jensen, MD, FAAP, FACC, FASE
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jennifer M. Plymale, MD, FAAP, FACC
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: Beth Dullanty, RN-BC, MSN, Inpatient Coordinator
Cardiac Care Associates: Lianne Nye ARNP
Other Program Staff: Peggy Imada, Supervisor
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 112
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 20
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
We have satellite clinics thorughout the catchment area. Our program provides a seemless transition of care across the age continuum; Pediatric Cardiac surgeons also perform surgery on the ACHD patient. We have close coordination with the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine allowing us to collaborate closely. Work in concert with a support group that serves CHD patients and families of all ages, including a mentoring program and summer camp.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD Program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD Program
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A