Congenital heart disease refers to heart defects present at birth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1% of US infants. About 40,000 children each year, are born with some type of heart defect.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four new health systems will partner with Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), to bring the nationally renowned Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease™ (Ornish Reversal Program) to patients in their communities. The Ornish Reversal Program is the first program scientifically proven to not only treat but reverse heart disease through comprehensive lifestyle changes. Since late 2013, when Healthways and Dr. Dean Ornish joined forces to expedite program rollout, 17 hospitals and health systems have added the program to their roster of treatment options for heart disease patients.
Healthways has finalized new agreements with Beacon Health System, South Bend, Indiana; ‘Ekahi Health System, Honolulu, Hawaii; Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, New Jersey; and St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Jacksonville, Florida.
“By offering the Ornish Reversal Program at our hospitals, we are honoring our commitment to provide innovative healthcare and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value,” said Michael J. O'Neil, chief administrative officer, Beacon Health System. “Adding a program that reverses the effects of heart disease through lifestyle changes dramatically improves the overall health and well-being of...