St. Thomas Community Health Center’s New Heart & Vascular Center Brings Personalized Cardiovascular Care To New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS ― St. Thomas Community Health Center (CHC) announced the addition of St. Thomas Heart & Vascular Center, bridging access to quality cardiovascular care in New Orleans. A full-range of cardiovascular services will be available Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 1936 Magazine St.
New Orleans native, Dr. Arthur “Chip” Grant, was named the Director of the St. Thomas Heart & Vascular Center. Dr. Grant attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine, completed his residency at Duke University, and fellowships in both Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Grant has practiced at Cardiology Associates in Mobile, Ala. for the past eight years.
“We are combining the personalized care and customer service that patients have come to expect from St. Thomas with a state-of-the-art cardiovascular program,” Dr. Grant said.
The St. Thomas Heart & Vascular Center will offer a full-range of highly specialized diagnostic and interventional care including echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, stress testing, and ambulatory ECG monitoring. Dr. Grant will utilize the facilities at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMC) for cardiac and vascular angiography and intervention.
“We want to address health disparities in the community, but also to provide a place where anyone can receive comprehensive cardiovascular care,” Donald Erwin, MD, CEO at St. Thomas Community Health Center, said. “We are happy to make this type of care available to underserved patients who often experience delays in getting specialty care.”
Louisiana has the 5th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country, health center reps said. “We want to remind people not to wait until it’s too late,” Dr. Grant said. “People should recognize and address important risk factors for cardiovascular disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking. People should also pay attention to warning signs like chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath or leg swelling.”
St. Thomas Community Health Center has been offering quality outcome health care since 1987.