Heart Care Enhanced At Saint Francis Healthcare

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New Cardiologist Adds Expertise, Leadership

“These types of procedures lead to faster recovery and excellent outcomes all around for our patients.”

Saint Francis Healthcare proudly announces the appointment of Audrey A. Sernyak, M.D., as Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line and Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization labs. “Dr. Sernyak’s appointment is another indicator of Saint Francis Healthcare’s commitment to ensuring Delawareans continue to have access to top quality cardiologists and cardiology services in a caring, compassionate environment,” said Brian E. Dietz, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Sernyak, herself a cardiologist, leads a team of Saint Francis cardiologists, nurses and technologists offering a full array of diagnostic, preventive and interventional heart care services. Dr. Sernyak is also associated with Virtua Health System and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in New Jersey.

“I am proud to be leading a team of such highly skilled diagnosticians and caregivers. Together we are expanding and enhancing our capabilities at Saint Francis. For example, we have upgraded one of our cardiac catheterization labs with state of the art technology, the GE Innova 2000," said Dr. Sernyak.

Dr. Sernyak received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as her fellowship in cardiovascular disease, through the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas.

Saint Francis Healthcare offers a full array of cardiac and cardiovascular care services in-house, and, through a partnership with Christiana Care, ensures its patients have access to open-heart surgery procedures should the need arise.

“With the major advances we have seen in systems, equipment and medications in the last decade, we find fewer cardiac surgery procedures, like heart bypass operations, are being performed. We see excellent results using noninvasive, invasive and interventional cardiology techniques, such as stents, balloons and more effective medications,” said Dr. Sernyak. “These types of procedures lead to faster recovery and excellent outcomes all around for our patients.”

Saint Francis Healthcare’s cardiologists are supported by a cadre of nutrition and physical therapists, pharmacists, case managers, home care workers and other providers to ensure patients receive optimum care before, during and after their cardiac procedure.

For more information about Saint Francis Healthcare’s cardiovascular care team and capabilities, visit http://stfrancishealthcare.org/cardiovascular-services/.


Saint Francis Healthcare, a member of CHE Trinity Health, operates Delaware’s only Catholic hospital serving Wilmington and Northern New Castle County since 1924. Services provided include the Saint Francis Cardiovascular Services, 24-hour Emergency Services, Ambulance Service, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the da Vinci™ Surgical System, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Advanced Wound Center, Imaging Services, Sleep/Neurodiagnostics Center, Pain Center, Home Care, Outpatient Physical Therapy , Comprehensive Women’s Services and three community outreach programs. Saint Francis Healthcare is affiliated with the Saint Francis Foundation, the Franciscan Care Center, and Saint Francis LIFE (Living Independently for Elders), a PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) model.

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