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Meet Nurse Practitioner Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Morley

Peggy Morley, DNP, ANP-BC, CNS-BC, has over 30 years of experience in advanced cardiac care and a doctorate in nursing practice. Peggy also received her masters and post-masters degrees through the generous support of philanthropic-funded nursing scholarships.

Philanthropy also funds her role with the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute where she is a relentless advocate for her patients. “Our patients know that they can call me anytime,” she said. “We try to make them feel like family.”

Every patient undergoing a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or Mitral-Clip procedure is guided by Morley who is licensed to order necessary lab work and diagnostic studies for TAVR or Mitral-Clip patients. She performs all patient history and physicals, measures patient’s frailty and mortality risk scores. Morley also follows patients post-procedure at one week, one month and one year.

“You develop a special relationship with patients as you journey with them through these life-changing procedures,” continues Morley. “I am very proud of the work our team does to improve our patient’s lives.”

Morley has led Hoag’s Structural Heart Team since its inception in 2011. She describes the team as a “perfect example of partnership among practitioners, patients and their families.”

“Our team really prides itself on the patient centric care we provide.”

Patient centric care aligns decisions with patient wants, needs and preferences. For example, each TAVR patient participates in an extensive work-up. Hoag patients are cared for in a concierge-fashion tailored to each patient’s individual needs.

In addition to Morley, Hoag’s Team includes cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, radiologists, radiation technologists and nurses.