Our Services

Congestive Heart Failure

Programs & Classes

Rehab0015aThe decision to admit a patient to the heart failure program is automatic once the patient is admitted with a primary diagnosis of heart failure or upon the request of the treating provider or heart failure program director.

E4 is the primary heart failure unit at Backus Hospital, but care of these patients will take place regardless of on which unit they are receiving care.


Intense education is provided to patients and families about heart failure, including:

  • Etiology
  • Treatment
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Weight monitoring
  • Symptom recognition
  • Emotional well-being