The Vascular Center of Excellence contains 15 exam rooms, four vascular ultrasound spaces, a reading station for digital images and X-rays and offices for physicians/surgeons. Patients will also benefit from a dedicated registration area, a patient education area and a waiting area with additional seating capacity.
The building's second floor, where cardiac catheterizations are performed, has seven catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. This floor is also designed with efficiency in mind, as patients enter from the perimeter of the labs and supplies are located in center, allowing quicker access for cardiologists and heart surgeons to supplies needed for procedures. The unit has direct access to the surgery suite at Memorial for emergency situations. The new labs also house the most advanced cath lab technology.
The pre- and post-cardiac catheterization patient rooms on the third floor encourage increased time for nurses at each patient's bedside through their well-organized design, as well as space for families to wait on loved ones receiving procedures.
Moving all of these areas into the new building allows for a better flow of patients at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Patients and families who have been coming to CAMC for vascular and cardiac catheterization procedures will no longer have to go through the main hospital, allowing for the ability to take care of more inpatients in those spaces.
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