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July 15, 2019
Enid, OK — Installation of an innovative cardiovascular imaging system in the Cardiac Catheterization/Interventional Radiology suite at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is now complete. The $1 million renovation project that began in April provides the hospital with industry-leading angiographic technology.
The Alphenix angiography system from Canon Medical Systems USA includes stent enhancement capabilities which provide clinicians exceptionally sharp images. These images will help guide the physician and staff during complex cardiovascular interventions. With crisp, clear images, clinicians may be able to use less intravenous contrast, making it safer for the patient. The system’s industry-leading dose optimization technologies also helps clinicians improve patient safety.
Close proximity of the new family consultation room will assure a timely report by the physician to the patient’s loved ones after the procedure is complete. This room, just a few steps away from the cardiovascular suite, will feature a refreshment area as well as a large television monitor. Images of the actual procedure will be shown by the physician to the patient’s support team promptly after the procedure is complete.
“We are excited to offer enhanced cardiac capabilities for our patients,” says John Bartolozzi, MD, medical director of St. Mary’s Cath Lab. “And, because we’re among the first in the nation to have this technology, we’ll be showcasing our Cardiac Catheterization/Interventional Radiology suite to other hospitals across the country.”
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 229-bed acute care hospital serving patients in Northwest Oklahoma. St. Mary’s provides many medical and healthcare services and is accredited by the Joint Commission. We have earned Primary Stroke Center designation and other prestigious quality awards including CMS Five-Star Quality Rating 2019; an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade ‘A’ rating; Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. With more than 640 employees, St. Mary’s is one of the largest employers in Garfield County and has received Top Workplaces award for two consecutive years. Visit stmarysregional.com for more information.