Grand View Hospital Presents Eighth Annual David M. Flowers, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology
|(February 16, 2011) Sellersville, PA – Grand View Hospital recently presented the eighth annual David M. Flowers, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology to exercise physiologist Elaine Feiss, who was recognized for her dedication and creativity to developing programs to expand cardiac rehabilitation and other programs that encourage heart health.
The special ceremony, which honors the memory of the well-respected cardiologist, featured the lecture, “How Cool Can It Be? Therapeutic Hypothermia Post Cardiac Arrest” presented by Nainesh Patel, MD of Lehigh Valley Heart Specialists. Grand View Hospital’s Vice President of Medical Affairs Jane Ferry, MD welcomed the guests and gave a reflection on the positive impact Dr. Flowers had on the hospital and the community. Grand View President and CEO Stuart H. Fine also gave remarks on Dr. Flowers during the event held at Revivals Restaurant in Perkasie.
Grand View President and CEO Stuart H. Fine with Elaine Feiss (center) and Dr. Debra Bolanowski (wife of Dr. Flowers)
|Elaine was recognized for her efforts in expanding Grand View’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, as well as her vision in developing programs to teach weight management and healthy lifestyle choices. Theses programs are Grand New You, which is designed for adults, and Grand New Youth, developed for children and adolescents.
“Elaine has a passion to empower individuals to take healthy steps toward eliminating and preventing diseases that can change their lives forever,” said Terry Shoultes, RN, a member of the award selection committee and manager of the Grand View Hospital Intensive Coronary Care Unit. “Exercise is her tool and she uses it creatively to motivate and empower individuals toward healthy habits. Elaine is truly innovative as she is able to change peoples’ thought processes and actions regarding their health and current lifestyles.”
The Grand View Hospital Board of Trustees established the “David M. Flowers, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology” in 2003 as a tribute to the late David M. Flowers, MD, who died of cancer at age 48. He was an associate of Buxmont Cardiology Associates in Sellersville and affiliated with Grand View Hospital for many years.
Dr. Flowers desired to have a living memorial established though which the hospital family could celebrate a Grand View employee’s commitment to excellence in the provision of cardiac care or related services. It is intended to forever inspire caregivers who share the commitment to excellence and dedication to patient care and community service for which Dr. Flowers was so highly regarded.
The Grand View Hospital Cardiovascular Center of Excellence aligns top talent to enable patients to achieve optimal levels of cardiovascular health. The center provides high-quality services to diagnose and treat heart and vascular diseases. Areas of concentration include Cardiology (Medical and Interventional), Neurology (Stroke Prevention and Management), Vascular Services (Surgical and Non-Surgical Interventions) and Interventional Radiology. For more information on the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, call 215-453-4313 or visit www.gvh.org..
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View is committed to helping members of our community reach and maintain their optimal level of heart and vascular health. Our cardiovascular services include: medical cardiology, emergency services, cardiac catheterization, diagnostic testing, intensive/coronary care, cardiac rehabilitation, surgical and non-surgical vascular treatments, and wound care, as well as heart-smart programs to help you stay healthy. In addition, Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women’s and children’s health, surgery, and orthopaedics. For more information about Grand View, visit www.gvh.org.