Cardiovascular Labs of America is a patient-centric, patient experience driven facility. It is our #1 goal to provide our patients the best treatment possible with the most comfortable interaction we can deliver.
What is CLA:
CLA is a Dallas-based cardiovascular company that prides itself on delivering top notch care for patients and a world class facility for physicians to care for those patients. We took a long look at the current model of care for vascular patients in the community. We examined the short falls and the costs associated with hospital-based care. We then took the years of experience of our board and medical director and developed CLA.
We believe that experience, safety, cost, and comfort are the most important factors when deciding where to receive your care. Each and every staff member is committed to providing the best experience possible for our patients.
Our CEO, Coleman Fiihr, has over 15 years of experience in the Cardiovascular field, with much of that time spent working in the outpatient setting. He has taken all these years of exposure to multiple facilities and hospitals and created his set of best practices to create CLA. Or goal is to ensure that every patient has a positive experience from start to finish.
What Makes Us Different?
- 4 hour total admit time for procedures on average (8 hours in hospital)
- Mobile ultrasound solutions; we come to you
- Large flatscreen televisions with Netflix for pre and post procedure entertainment
- Lunch provided at no cost
- Transportation provided when medically appropriate
All procedures are outpatient so there is virtually no risk of hospital acquired infections (MRSA)
Every patient receives sedation from a CRNA, a professional whose only focus is ensuring your comfort and safety during the procedure. This enables the physician to focus solely on your procedure, ensuring the best possible outcome. In the hospital, the circulating nurse gives the sedation in addition to a host of other duties.
We are proud to be able to provide patients with the lowest possible nursing ratios. We never exceed 1.5 patients per nurse with a direct line of sight on all patients. This ensures a smooth recovery from your procedure. In the hospital the ratio is much higher with no real line of sight, meaning if a complication does happen post procedure, they are much less likely to catch it before it becomes an issue.
The nature of our business and structure allows us to be 30% – 40% less than the hospital. As a patient, one of the biggest issues with procedure billing in the hospital is multiple bills being sent for the physicians, nursing care, facility charges, potential in patient care, etc. When you receive billing from CLA, you will receive 1 bill that covers all services provided.
We believe that the one thing you will remember about your time at CLA is how comfortable the experience was. Whether it’s your initial visit with our Doctors or your endovascular procedure, we know that our patients are our biggest advocates. We ensure that through every step of the process you are relaxed and comfortable with the care we are providing you. If you are ever unhappy or unsure about what we have recommended for your care, please tell us and we will do everything in our power to improve your experience.