Walnut Hill Medical Center hosts 100th open heart procedure

Physicians at Walnut Hill Medical Center — a new 8-story, 100-bed hospital in Dallas — performed their 100th open heart procedure last month. August 25. The hospital performed its first open heart procedure in July 2014, less than three months after opening its doors.

"We have created a remarkable program by combining physician, clinician and patient input for an excellent outcome and experience. We built this program to provide our community with a facility that provides both high-quality cardiac care and patient-centered customer service," said Cory Countryman, WHMC's CEO.

"I am proud to be able to provide care to patients at Walnut Hill Medical Center," said Melvin Platt, MD, the cardiothoracic surgeon who performed the 100th open heart procedure at the hospital. "The care that my patients receive before and after their procedure is very important to me, I am glad there is a facility that provides patient-centered care from admission to discharge. While I was honored to perform the 100th open heart case, Dr. Carl Henry has equally contributed to the success of WHMC's open heart program."

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