Morris Hospital Cardiology Practice Expands Services
September 29, 2022, MORRIS, IL – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has expanded its cardiology services with the addition of two new providers and the enhancement of a partnership with Loyola University Medical Center to provide electrophysiology care.
The Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists’ practice recently added cardiologist Dr. Hershel Wix and nurse practitioner Sherese Pruss to a team that also includes board-certified cardiologists Dr. Syed Ahmed, Dr. Mary Menz, Dr. Sterling “Scott” Reese and Dr. Athar Saeed. Dr. Wix is seeing patients at the practice’s Morris office at 151 W. High Street, and Pruss is assisting cardiologists at the Morris and Channahon locations. The additions give patients expanded access to all cardiology services.
Along with Dr. Wix and Pruss, Morris Hospital has also expanded its agreement with Loyola University Medical Center to further provide patients with heart rhythm conditions local access to electrophysiologists. Dr. Alexander Green and Dr. Sukit Ringwala, both board-certified electrophysiologists from Loyola University Medical Center, are resources available at the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists’ Morris office for the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm conditions and implantation of cardiac devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable cardiac monitors.
“These enhancements demonstrate that we are committed to delivering the very best cardiovascular care to the community,” says Patrick Durkin, Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “Between our team of board-certified providers, partnership with Loyola University Medical Center, and advanced capabilities through our Cath Lab, Morris Hospital is uniquely positioned to provide the best possible heart care experience.”
The Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists’ offices are located in Channahon, Dwight, Morris and Ottawa. Morris Hospital’s comprehensive cardiology services include diagnostic testing and advanced treatment in the Morris Hospital Cath Lab, along with cardiac rehabilitation to assure patients stay on the road to recovery.
As a cardiologist with more than 42 years of experience, Dr. Hershel Wix has expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, blood pressure management, heart failure, circulation problems of the lower extremity and cholesterol management. After earning his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Wix completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics – Pritzker School of Medicine. In 2018, he was named Physician of the Year at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. He is board certified in both cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.
Sherese Pruss, N.P.-B.C., a nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology, brings more than 21 years of nursing experience to the practice, including 16 years as a nurse practitioner focusing on cardiovascular conditions. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Joliet and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Pruss is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
For more information, visit www.morrishospital.org/cvspecialists or call 815-705-1000 to schedule an appointment with any of the providers with Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists.