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ProHealth Care's Heart and Vascular Center opens Monday

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Exercise
physiologist Maren Enriquez reviews a chart near the
entrance to a yoga and strength-training room at the new
heart and vascular center on the campus of ProHealth
Care’s Waukesha Memorial Hospital Campus, 725 American
Ave.

Cara
Spoto/Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA
— ProHealth Care’s new Heart and Vascular Center on the
Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus will start taking patients on
Monday, wrapping up a year’s worth of construction and a goal to
create a bigger, better space for outpatient heart care.

Patients
will visit the center for cardiac and vascular diagnostics,
provider office visits and consultations, as well as cardiac
rehabilitation. Heart and vascular surgery, related interventional
services and inpatient care will continue to be provided within
the hospital at 725 American Ave.

Community
members are invited to attend an open house at the new center from
9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, where they can receive free
blood pressure screenings, watch cooking demonstrations, sample
heart-healthy recipes, and see hands-free CPR demonstrations.

Giving
a tour of the facility on Friday afternoon, Lisa Molsbee,
cardiovascular service line director at ProHealth Care, said
everything about the building — from the design and layout of
its physician and staff workspaces to its stress-test waiting area
— is focused on making care more efficient and convenient for
patients.

The
$15 million, 37,000-square-foot structure brings the hospital’s
outpatient heart and vascular care into one building, featuring 28
patient exam rooms, large consultation rooms for family
conferences, stress testing with nuclear scanning capability, and
a cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation gym with 37 pieces of
exercise and therapy equipment, including lateral stability
trainers and parallel bars for strengthening hips and knees.The
rehabilitation gym also includes areas for yoga and strength
training.

Lisa
Molsbee, cardiovascular service line director at ProHealth
Care, poses next to a state-of-the art nuclear scanner at
the new heart and vascular center on Waukesha Memorial
Hospital’s campus, 725 American Ave. The new machine will
be used in the nuclear stress tests.

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“We
incorporate a lot of resistance exercises for metabolic function,
and also to assist with getting their heart stronger,” explained
exercise physiologist Maren Enriquez.

In
addition to spaces for exercise and care, the new center features
a demonstration kitchen with a classroom.

The
idea, explained Molsbee, is to get heart care patients and
community members in general excited about the possibilities of
eating healthfully to fight and prevent heart disease.

“Probably
one of the most important things we do with our patients is really
that education piece,” Molsbee said. “How do we want you to
live that heart-healthy life? How do we support you in doing that?
How do we help you cook for yourself in a heart-healthy way?”

In
addition to Waukesha Memorial, ProHealth Heart & Vascular Care
services are provided at Pro-Health Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
and Pro-Health Medical Group clinics in Brookfield, New Berlin,
Mukwonago, Muskego, Oconomowoc and the City of Pewaukee.

A
complete listing of services can be found at
www.ProHealthCare.org/Heart.

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