Data valid at 2016

Providence Adult and Teen Congenital Heart Program (PATCH)

Spokane, WA — (509) 474-6707

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital
101 West 8th Avenue
Suite 4300
Spokane, WA 99204
United States

(509) 474-6707
(509) 474-6707
(509) 474-6707
Visit Now
Yes
2000

Affiliations

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Providence Holy Family Hospital
Adult Hospital
Deaconess Medical Center
Adult Hospital

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD Professional ACHA Member
FACC, FAAP, FACP, ACHD Board Eligible, Adult Cardiology Board Eligible
6
80%

Medical Co-Director

Hrair Garabedian, MD Professional ACHA Member
FAAP, FACC, ACHD, Ped Cardiology, Peds, Neonatology
17
50%

4 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Carl Garabedian, MD
FAAP, FACC
Pamela Burg, MD Professional ACHA Member
FAAP, FAAC, FASE
Janice Christensen, MD Professional ACHA Member
C. Chris Anderson, MD
FAAP, FACC

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Katrina Schneider PA-C
Mindy Watson MSW, LICSW
Kevin Heid PhD
Tracey Sheppard RN
John Combs

Surgical and Interventional Resources

142
55
1
1

Training & Research

No
Yes
2017

Care Setting

1472
6
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Yes
Yes
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 16
Yes, weekly
Yes

Clinical Services Offered

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Within our ACHD Program
Within our ACHD Program
Referred to a suitable lung transplant program

ACHA paid professional member

Director's Description

The Providence Adult and Teen Congenital Heart Program (PATCH) in Spokane, Washington is conveniently located in a pediatric cardiology clinic housed within a larger medical center offering comprehensive adult cardiac care. This allows us to provide a seamless transition from pediatric to adult medical care and draw on expertise of providers specializing in both congenital and acquired heart disease. Cardiologists from both departments work closely together to provide the best care possible to our patients. We serve as the primary center for complex congenital heart disease care and congenital cardiac surgery within the Providence health system and are the only adult congenital heart disease program (ACHD) in the Inland Northwest, with several satellite clinics across the region. We work closely with our colleagues in Maternal Fetal Medicine to provide care to pregnant ACHD patients; have monthly multidisciplinary clinics in ACHD/Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant/Palliative Care and ACHD/Pulmonary Hypertension; hold quarterly teen and young adult transition clinics; work closely with Psychiatry and Psychology; and provide access to full consultative care in all sub-specialties of medicine and surgery. In addition to our four ACHD-boarded cardiologists and two ACHD board-eligible cardiologists, we have an ACHD team that includes a Nurse Educator, Nurse Coordinator, Social Worker and Physician Assistant/Advanced Practice Providers. We have a formal transition program for the maturing adolescent with congenital heart disease, offer a monthly support group for patients, and hold educational seminars for patients, nurses, and local and regional providers. We provide 24/7 consultative care for ACHD patients and have the infrastructure to support accreditation as an ACHD Comprehensive Care Center by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA)—a mark of distinction for ACHD programs and endorsed by the major cardiology societies. We have applied in the first nationwide accreditation cycle available to ACHD programs and plan to be accredited in 2017.

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