• Patient Wearing Red Heart ArmbandThe Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center gives every heart surgery patient a 24/7 lifeline and support system when they leave the hospital.

    Red ArmbandsAfter surgery, our patients are given a red silicone bracelet inscribed with a phone number (855-474-1130) that they can call day or night to talk with a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. They can use the number to ask questions, get advice, and alleviate their anxiety. Patients are encouraged to wear the red band until it is removed by their physician at their 30-day follow up visit. 

    Our goal is to provide around-the-clock access for our patients, lower the risk of complications, and help our patients stay out of the hospital. Memorial University Medical Center is the only facility in the region offering this type of direct access for patients.