Community Hospital South unveils new electrophysiology and interventional radiology labs
$5.1 million investment brings innovative cardiovascular technology to the hospital
Indianapolis, IN ---Community Hospital South has taken a major step in bringing state-of-the-art heart care to South Central Indiana, with the opening of a cutting-edge electrophysiology (EP) lab and interventional radiology (IR) lab. The new labs will give patients access to the most minimally-invasive techniques available to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions, including irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. A media availability with tours of the new labs is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m. A complementary ice cream social and open house to showcase the new space will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
"The new labs will enhance our physicians' ability to treat heart arrhythmias and other cardiac conditions, while allowing us to continue to provide the most comprehensive heart care available," said Tony Lennen, president of Community Health Network’s South Region. "It's truly a testament for what a community-based hospital can achieve when it commits to delivering the highest-quality patient care."
The EP lab and the IR lab occupy 3,800 square feet of space and are equipped with state-of- the-art technology. The EP lab is equipped with the Philips FD10 EP Cockpit System digital imaging x-ray system. This technology provides sharper images and the ability to better visualize a patient's anatomy during a procedure. In addition, it offers enhanced safety by significantly reducing radiation doses to both the patient and staff. Its flat panel technology also brings new capabilities to Community, by allowing physicians to perform electrophysiology procedures in a dedicated space. Both labs are located in a common area next to the existing catheterization lab, thereby centralizing the cardiovascular labs into one space for better patient treatment.
"Cardiac electrophysiology is the evaluation and treatment of patients with heart rhythm disorders,” said Vincent Keating, M.D., electrophysiologist with Community Physician Network. The use of high-quality imaging is of vital importance to the success of any cardiac electrophysiology procedure. This new lab ensures access to that high-quality imaging for our patients on the south side.”
Building upon its tradition of innovative cardiovascular care, Community Hospital South offers a full range of services including cardiac diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, holter monitoring, research and vascular surgery.
About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.