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Heart Care

Heart Care

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States, with more than 600,000 people dying from heart disease each year. That averages out to be about 1 in every 4 deaths. Rochelle Community Hospital is doing its part in the fight against heart disease by educating patients about risk factors and what to do when they see any signs or symptoms of heart attack or stroke. But we also understand the importance of having expert heart care, right here in Rochelle.

Cardiac Specialists in Rochelle Every
Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Rochelle Community Hospital has teamed with Rockford Cardiovascular Associates (RCA)  for expert heart care close to home. RCA has provided cutting-edge care to Northern Illinois for over 40 years. The Rochelle Heart Care team is made up of the following physicians:

Dr. Paul Christensen, MD, Board Certified Cardiologist at Rochelle Community Hospital

Paul Christensen, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Cardiology
RCH Courtesy Medical Staff

 
Dr. G. Steinar Gudmundsson, MD, Board Certified Cardiologist at Rochelle Community Hospital

G. Steinar Gudmundsson, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Cardiology
RCH Courtesy Medical Staff

 
Dr. Shaun Kurien, MD, Board Certified Cardiologist at Rochelle Community Hospital

Shaun Kurien, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in ECHO Cardiography
RCH Courtesy Medical Staff

 

What to Expect at Your First Cardiology Visit

You will be greeted by our Multi-Specialty Clinic staff upon arrival to a cardiology consult. Our staff will collect your photo ID and insurance information for RCA. Shortly after arriving, the nurse will call you back to collect your history and vital signs for the cardiologist. The cardiologist may order lab work or tests such as an EKG during your consultation. In most cases, your ordered tests can be completed the same day at RCH.

Cardiac Services Available at RCH

Transferring to Rockford for Advanced Cardiac Care

Rochelle Community Hospital and RCA have made it easy for patients to do their cardiac rehab and regular visits here in Rochelle. But there are some circumstances that a higher level of cardiac care will be needed – especially in heart attack or stroke situations. Anytime you are being transferred to another facility, you should let the doctor transferring you know who your cardiologist is. Every effort is made to transfer you to your cardiology provider. If RCA is your cardiology group, your RCA cardiologist will work together with the RCA team to provide preventative, diagnostic and interventional care.

Schedule an Appointment

You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Christensen, Dr. Gudmundsson or Dr. Kurien by calling 815-398-3000. A physician referral is required. They are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Rochelle Multi-Specialty Center from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.