Kootenai | Kootenai Health | Issue 4, 2023

KH.ORG 7 Eric Wallace, D.O. Casey Cotant, M.D. Charles Cui, M.D. Michele Murphy Cook, M.D. Shannon Miller, PA-C “My dad was terminally ill at the time. He and I had rooms right next to each other and shared the same amazing nurses,” Brian said. “He passed away, but I am so grateful to have had that time with him, and our bond with our care team was really special.” ‘Everyone was phenomenal’ After dedicating himself to eating healthy and exercising regularly through the clinician-monitored Kootenai Health cardiac rehabilitation program, Brian was healthy enough to receive an implanted cardioverter defibrillator in July of this year. “Dr. Murphy Cook and Dr. Cui were great with me during this process, too, just like Dr. Wallace was before,” he said. “Dr. Cui still personally calls me to see how I’m doing. My kidney doc, Dr. Cotant, has literally helped my kidneys function better than they have in my entire life. Everyone was phenomenal—the doctors, nurses, transportation, nutrition staff, rehab and Shannon Miller, who I see regularly at the Kootenai Health Heart Failure Clinic. All of these people came together to give me the best shot at staying here for my mom and my daughter.” Kootenai Health’s cardiac rehabilitation program helped Brian Marlow get back on his feet. See our expanded Heart Center! Thanks to the generous donor support of the Kootenai Health Foundation, a 41,000-square-foot expansion to the Kootenai Health Heart Center opened its doors in August of this year. The facility offers innovative equipment, procedures and specialists dedicated to serving the region’s most complex cardiac cases. Kootenai Heart Clinics includes 40 physicians and advanced practice providers specializing in general and interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. For more on heart care at Kootenai Health, visit KH.org/heart-services.