Heart Caring

Mary Washington Healthcare is taking another step to improve the cardiovascular health of the community. Spirit of Women, a coalition of hospitals and healthcare providers that ascribe to high standards of excellence in women’s health, education and community outreach, has recognized Mary Washington Healthcare as a HeartCaring designated hospital system for the past five years. To be a HeartCaring health system means that we are committed to excellence in cardiovascular care, particularly in women.

Now, Mary Washington Healthcare has designated HeartCaring physicians that acknowledge the unique differences for women in maintaining a healthy heart and recognizing the signs, symptoms, and treatments for cardiovascular disease in women.

Our current HeartCaring designated physicians are:

  • F. Lynn Clemo, MD – Internal Medicine
  • Richard Lewis, MD – Cardiology
  • Hong Nguyen, MD – Internal Medicine
  • Mary Shuman, MD – Ob/Gyn
  • Rajiv Tayal, MD – Interventional Cardiology
  • Kurian Thott, MD – Ob/Gyn
  • Robert Vranian, MD – Cardiology
  • Bozena D. Wolanska, MD – Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Tammy Leonard
  • Dr. Shanika Welch-Charles

These community physicians have committed to presenting their female patients with relevant heart healthy education and performing appropriate screenings to help recognize early signs of cardiac disease in women and follow gender specific treatment plans.

About Mary Washington Healthcare

Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through more than 40 facilities and services including Mary Washington Hospital, a 437-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a nonprofit health system and has a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, please visit www.MaryWashingtonHealthcare.com.

Spirit of Women hospitals are committed to making good health easier and to help women and their families take action that results in better health. Spirit hospitals aspire to the highest standards in women’s health outreach and clinical care. They also uphold seven Standards for Excellence in Women’s Health that guarantee that the experience at a Spirit Hospital will be sensitive and customized to individual healthcare needs. Visit www.spirit.mwhc.com to learn more about local Spirit program or www.spiritofwomen.com for the national program.

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