The Col·legi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona (Barcelona Medical Association) has announced the recipients of the annual Professional Excellence Awards, which will be presented on November 27. Among this year's award winners are five doctors from Bellvitge University Hospital and an additional five from the South Metropolitan Primary Care
Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) has been recognised as a reference centre in Spain for destination therapy using Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs), marking a significant advance in the treatment of patients suffering from advanced heart failure. This prestigious designation grants HUB the opportunity to participate in an upcoming LVAD monitoring study for destination therapy. The study is being coordinated by the Galician Agency for Knowledge Management in Health (ACIS) and is scheduled to commence in the coming weeks.
These new devices place it among the best-equipped hospitals in Spain for interventional cardiology
The new facilities have been planned with a focus on improving the patient experience
A recent study, featured in the scientific journal 'Emergencias,' has unveiled a direct correlation between the presence of two or more factors, such as illiteracy, anxiety, or the absence of caregivers, and the likelihood of patients returning to the Emergency Service within 30 days
Early warnings based on these factors can assist ED teams in identifying potential returning patients
This research offers valuable insights for crafting specific strategies aimed at enhancing the continuity of care through primary care and social services, thus reducing the strain on the healthcare system caused by frequent re-visits to the Emergency Service
The principal investigator of the study is a nurse in the Emergency Department at Bellvitge Hospital and a member of the Nursing Research Group at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute