Holy Cross Hospital Launches Heart Valve Clinic Microsite At HeartValveSurgery.com

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Distinguished Heart & Vascular Center and Leading Patient Advocacy Website Join Forces To Educate and Empower Patients With Heart Valve Disease

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This microsite is quite impressive. I believe it will further help educate and empower patients,” stated Dr. Harold Roberts, cardiac surgeon at Holy Cross Hospital.

HeartValveSurgery.com, the largest educational resource for patients needing heart valve surgery, announced today the launch of a new microsite featuring the Heart Valve Clinic at Holy Cross Hospital’s Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“We are honored to launch this microsite with Holy Cross Hospital,” stated Adam Pick, founder of HeartValveSurgery.com, author of The Patient’s Guide To Heart Valve Surgery, and a former patient. “The entire heart valve team at Holy Cross has been incredibly supportive and responsive to the needs of our patient community.”

The Heart Valve Clinic Microsite provides patients a simple interface with robust multimedia capabilities to educate them about valvular therapy and Holy Cross Hospital. With a few clicks, patients can interact with Holy Cross’ valve specialists, valve clinic coordinator, patients and more.

"Our collaboration with HeartValveSurgery.com has been rewarding for our patients, their caregivers and our team,” stated Dr. Harold Roberts, a cardiac surgeon at Holy Cross Hospital who has performed over 3,500 heart valve procedures. "This microsite is quite impressive. I believe it will further help educate and empower patients.”

With its new Heart Valve Clinic Directory and Heart Valve Clinic Microsite application, HeartValveSurgery.com now offers patients a trusted, end-to-end platform for learning about heart valve surgery. The platform includes a social network, a surgeon finder, a cardiac clinic directory, a learning center, educational videos, a blog and a book.

During 2011, HeartValveSurgery.com received 1.2 million visits while expanding its online library to over 10,000 pages of free information.

To see the Holy Cross Hospital microsite, please click http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com/HolyCross.

About HeartValveSurgery.com
Founded by Adam Pick in 2006, HeartValveSurgery.com has helped millions of patients and their caregivers better understand the potential challenges and opportunities of heart valve surgery from the patient perspective. For more, please visit http://www.HeartValveSurgery.com.

About Holy Cross Hospital
A member of Catholic Health East, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. The hospital is fully accredited by the independent Joint Commission and its medical team has earned a reputation for excellence unsurpassed in the community.

For more, please visit http://www.holy-cross.com.

Contact information:

Contact HeartValveSurgery.com:
Robyn Podell, Director of Communications
(310) 721-0587

Contact Holy Cross Hospital
Christine Walker Moncrieffe, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(954) 958-4893

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