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26th Annual Van Fleit Symposium

SJRMC Presents the 26th Annual William E. Van Fleit, MD

Symposium for Cardiovascular Medical Education

Mishawaka, Ind. (April 17, 2014) — Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) will present the 26th annual William E. Van Fleit, MD, Symposium for Cardiovascular Medical Education, at 12:15 p.m. on May 7 in the SJRMC Education Center in Mishawaka

Offered through the SJRMC Department of Medical Education, the hour-long symposium will feature the following presentations:

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Indications and Future

Tanvir Bajwa, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Director of Cardiac/Peripheral Intervention; Director of Vascular Center, Aurora Medical Group, Milwaukee, WI

Alternative Access for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Daniel P. O'Hair, MD; Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Surgery; Director of Surgical Robotics Program, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Established in 1989, the Symposium for Cardiovascular Medical Education is the longest and most prestigious cardiovascular medical education event in the region. Committed to excellence in patient care, the Symposium brings experts from the field of cardiothoracic medicine to educate area physicians and health care professionals on the latest in medical research.

The symposium is named in memoriam for William E. Van Fleit — a prominent, nationally-known South Bend Cardiovascular surgeon, author and teacher. It also honors the late Frances “Fran” M. Van Fleit, a valued member of the SJRMC Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors for The Foundation of SJRMC. Through the generosity of Mrs. Van Fleit’s estate, the William E. Van Fleit, MD, Symposium for Cardiovascular Medical Education will continue to be an educational treasure for many years to come.

“Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center has been honored for 26 years to be the recipient of such noteworthy generosity from the Van Fleit family,” said Ann Rathburn-Lacopo, Chief Development Officer of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. “We know of no other cardiothoracic symposium in the region that attracts as many prestigious physicians and educators, or brings in such a wide array of internationally-known physician presenters.”

About Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital healthcare system located in North Central Indiana, offering a full range of services. SJRMC includes: a 254-bed acute care hospital at our Mishawaka Campus; a 58-bed acute care hospital at our Plymouth Campus; a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute; Outpatient services of the Elm Road Medical Campus; and the Saint Joseph Physician Network that includes 25 practices with more than 50 physicians. All inpatient rooms at all SJRMC facilities are private.

A Catholic Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, SJRMC offers personalized, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures. In January 2012 SJRMC was name one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems and awarded Top 5 for Small Health Systems. In July 2013, for the third year running, SJRMC was named one of the “Most Wired”. For more information, please visit

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