What you need to know
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center opened a new cardiac catheterization laboratory in February.
- It is equipped with GE Healthcare’s advanced Innova IGS 520 image-guided system, providing physicians with technology to perform a range of leading edge cardiovascular and electrophysiology, diagnostic and interventional procedures.
“This cath lab is part of phase one in a comprehensive, and more than $45 million, invasive cardiovascular expansion project, tentatively to be completed July 2023. It involves the construction of a cardiovascular dedicated suite, encompassing an entire floor of the medical center, and a technological upgrade of eight cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs.”Elizabeth A. Maiorana, MBA, MSN, R.N., CCCC, vice president, Care Transformation Services, Cardiovascular, Hackensack Meridian Health
Thousands of diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures are performed at the academic medical center each year, including advanced transcatheter aortic valve replacement and transcatheter mitral valve repair, and volume continues to grow.
“Jersey Shore provides the only open and minimally invasive heart surgery program in Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as cardiac technology and treatment options unavailable anywhere else in the region. As the volume of patients we treat for heart disease continues to grow in the future, this expansion allows us to provide an ideal space for our team members and physicians, a comforting area to enhance patient and family experience, and provides the infrastructure needed to give us flexibility in adding new technologies.Vito Buccellato, MPA, LNHA, chief hospital executive, Jersey Shore University Medical Center