After CMS failed to approve EECP for angina again, Wallace Haselton, a former member of Vasomedical’s board of directors, went head-to-head with HCFA to secure coverage of EECP for angina. He called Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), and together they petitioned the Senate Finance Committee, regulators, legislators and anyone they could enlist to help change the outcome for EECP at HCFA.

Sara Soulati teams with Wallace Haselton where they attempt to over-turn the rigid end-stage of life ruling by CMS. Sara Soulati becomes a Co-Owner and Founder of Cardiac Renewal Centers which, at the time, is the first largest out-patient EECP facility operating 10 sites in Southern CA.