Winchester, KY (September 25, 2020) – Clark Regional Medical Center (CRMC) recently announced a $4.6 million expansion of the hospital for a cardiac catheterization (cath) lab. The cardiac cath lab and launching of an interventional cardiology program at CRMC means greater access to potentially life-saving heart care in Clark County. It is estimated to be completed in the fall of 2020.
“This is truly an exciting time for Clark Regional Medical Center, the community and the entire region we serve. This project ensures patients in Clark, Powell, Wolfe, Bath, Estill and Montgomery counties have greater access to timely cardiac interventions close to home. The cardiac cath lab demonstrates our commitment to expanding access to services and investing in new technology and capabilities to meet the needs of our growing community in efforts to enhance our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Matt Smith, Clark Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “We will keep the community informed of the project’s progress, and thank you for your patience during the construction process.”
CRMC has been working diligently to improve the cardiac services offered within the community. The providers and technology within the cardiac cath lab will be able to diagnose and provide treatment for heart blockages and other cardiac conditions without a commute.
Clark Regional is proud to be an accredited Chest Pain Center and a part of the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Affiliate Network. The accreditation, collaboration and new cardiac cath lab is a tremendous step forward in the fight against heart disease.
The 2,500 square foot building will encompass four pre-procedure bays as well as a post-procedure recovery area. The new cardiac cath lab will be located behind the ambulance bay and surgery pick up. This location is close to the emergency department, ensuring convenient access to rapid evaluation for patients experiencing a cardiac event.
A virtual ground breaking ceremony was held in June 2020 at Clark Regional Medical Center to celebrate the beginning of the project. To view the virtual ground breaking ceremony, visit ClarkRegional.org
About Clark Regional Medical Center
Clark Regional Medical Center, part of LifePoint Health®, provides high-quality healthcare services in the east Central Kentucky region and is dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. A 79-bed, acute care facility, Clark Regional Medical Center offers a wide range of both inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency medicine, cardiology, general surgery, oncology/hematology, orthopedics, radiology, rehabilitation services, transitional care, women’s services, women’s imaging (including 3D mammography) and wound care. The hospital has been recognized for its commitment to quality care and patient safety by national organizations such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Cardiology (Chest Pain Center accreditation), American College of Radiology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety and the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Clark Regional Medical Center has earned designation as a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader for its ongoing efforts to transform its culture of safety and achieve high standards of quality care, performance improvement and patient engagement. For more information about Clark Regional Medical Center, please call 859-745-3500 or visit ClarkRegional.org. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit www.LifePointHealth.net.
Pictured left to right: Ananth Kumar, MD, Interventional Cardiologist of Clark Clinic Cardiology, Charles Salters, MD, Cardiologist of Clark Clinic Cardiology, Barbara Kinder, Chief Clinical Officer at Clark Regional Medical Center, Steven Ivy, former Chief Financial Officer at Clark Regional Medical Center, Kelly Stratton, RN, BSN, MA, CPPS, Senior Director of Cardiac Cath Lab at Clark Regional Medical Center, Matt Smith, CPPS, Chief Executive Officer of Clark Regional Medical Center, Vincent Sorrell, MD Assistant Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine for UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute, Rick McClure, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Affiliate Network, and Justin Campbell, Chief Network Development Officer
The virtual ground breaking ceremony may be viewed on Clark Regional Medical Center’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OgM6kRrPH4&t=34s