October 18, 2013 -
Olympic Medical Center is now offering a heart monitor that is inconspicuous, easy to wear and designed to maximize diagnostic results with the Zio Patch.
The development of the Zio platform is based on enhancing the overall experience for everyone involved in the monitoring process from start to finish. For physicians, the Zio aids in patient diagnosis by combining a simple, sophisticated device with a clear report format. For clinical staff, it offers a hygienic, new device for each patient, and a knowledgeable, responsive service team providing 24-hour, seven-days-a-week support to help clinical staff members care for patients.
“For patients who need to be monitored for potential arrhythmias, they will find this patient-centric device remarkable,” says Robert Gipe, MD, rhythm management, Olympic Medical Center. “It is easy to wear, designed for comfort and produces outstanding results for the patient’s care team to review. “
The Zio Patch is a long-term cardiac rhythm monitor that provides continuous monitoring for up to 14 days – significantly longer than the time period of a typical “Holter” monitor. By providing a longer time period of continuous recording, the Zio Patch improves the likelihood of capturing arrhythmias.
The Zio Patch is for use on patients who may be asymptomatic or who may suffer from symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness, light headedness, pre-syncope and syncope, shortness of breath, anxiety and fatigue. Another non-clinical benefit of the Zio Patch is it is 100% recyclable.
The OMC Foundation played a critical role in bringing the Zio Patch to Olympic Medical Center. “Through its annual Red, Set, Go! fundraiser in February 2013, the Foundation raised funds to start up this new service,” says Dr. Gipe. “We want to recognize the Foundation, and the community members who specifically donated to this project, for their support of our heart program.”
For more information on the cardiology services available at Olympic Medical Center, please click here or call (360) 417-7486.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.