St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at www.StDavids.com

St. David's Medical Center (512) 476-7111
St. David's North Austin (512) 901-1000
St. David's South Austin (512) 447-2211
St. David's Round Rock (512) 341-1000
St. David's Georgetown (512) 943-3000
St. David's Rehabilitation (512) 544-5100
Heart Hospital of Austin (512) 407-7000

Barbara Thomas, RN
Director of Electrophysiology Services

Barbara has 25 years of nursing experience, with 15 specifically focused on electrophysiology. While at the Cleveland Clinic, she worked closely with Dr. Natale, first as an EP nurse and later in a nurse manager position. In 2008, she was appointed to the directorship at St. David's Medical Center, where she works closely with the electrophysiologists and nursing staff in the world-class EP department. She has been instrumental in establishing the Arrhythmia Center at TCAI. Her efforts have resulted in the formation of a leading-edge patient education resource for TCAI patients. She has assembled a team of specialized electrophysiology nurses who help patients before, during and after their treatments.

Since 2007 her strong interest in the continuous medical education of nurses in the field of cardiac electrophysiology has made her play a major role as co-director of the program for allied professionals at Venice Arrhythmia, the most attended European international meeting.

Barbara's initial inspiration to pursue a career in EP stems from her mother, who had undiagnosed atrial fibrillation that resulted in a stroke at age 45. Barbara is passionate about EP services, and enjoys the excitement and challenge of this ever-changing field.

Barbara is an active member of Heart Rhythm Society and has served in the past on the HRS Membership and Coding Committee.

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