8
44
4
0
 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

The new cath lab is just one example of the commitment to Roswell by Lovelace Regional Hospital, says CEO Dawn Tschabrun. The new cardiac catheterization laboratory held a grand opening on Tuesday, the facility is about six weeks old, Tschabrun said.

The cath lab is built with state-of-the-art technology that will allow providers to treat a variety of patients with cardiovascular and vascular conditions with minimally invasive surgical procedures. 

The cath lab also features a digital imaging system that produces high resolution images and state-of-the-art imaging technology suitable for both vascular and cardiac interventional procedures.

“This is the highest resolution screen, and the newest technology available,” Tschabrun said.

Lovelace Chief of Staff, Dr. Robert Radar said the cath lab is not just for heart patients, but can also be used to view and repair peripheral arteries in patients as well.

“With this technology, heart attack patients can come in and go straight to the cath lab and we can begin treatment immediately,” Radar said.

“The longer the heart goes without treatment, the less likely it is that muscle will recover,” Tschabrun said. Lovelace Regional Hospital has an interventional cardiologist on call so that treatment can begin sooner, resulting in better patient outcomes.

In May, Roswell’s Lovelace Regional Hospital will share the limelight with its sister hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital in Albuquerque when the May issue of Consumer Reports is released.

Lovelace Westside Hospital is one of the safest hospitals in the U.S., according to new hospital safety ratings by the magazine, with the hospital receiving a safety score of 73 out of a possible 100 and ranked 14th on Consumer Reports’ list of the nation’s safest hospitals.

Lovelace Regional Hospital in Roswell received a score of 71, putting it in second place in New Mexico, while Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque got 61 points to rank 5th.

“We truly have a culture of safety here, and it isn’t just the responsibility of one person,” Tschabrun said. “We all are on the look out for safety concerns and we all work to make the hospital a safer place, not only for our patients but for our staff as well.”

The hospital boasts low infection rates, and Tschabrun said that also is due to the diligence of the staff at Lovelace Regional. 

The new cath lab is also a safety improvement, because the high-tech equipment can provide better X-ray images with less radiation and less exposure to the patient and employees to excessive radiation. 

Safety is also important at Lovelace Westside in Albuquerque, as seen by its top safety rating from Consumer Reports. 

“Patient safety is a top priority at Lovelace Westside Hospital,” said hospital CEO Farron Sneed. “We have daily safety huddles that involve all the departments, and our staff members are an integral part of this process.”

Lovelace Regional Hospital’s new cardiac catheterization laboratory is about six weeks old and is built with state-of-the-art technology that will allow providers to treat a variety of patients with cardiovascular and vascular conditions with minimally invasive surgical procedures. The cath lab also features a digital imaging system that produces high resolution images and state-of-the-art imaging technology suitable for both vascular and cardiac interventional procedures. “This is the highest resolution screen, and the newest technology available,” hospital CEO Dawn Tschabrun said. (Randal Seyler Photo)

Related Tags