Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, N.J., has begun construction on a new cardiovascular center that will centralize all acute-care cardiovascular services.
The new cardiovascular center completes the full circle of care by combining advances in 21st-century cardiovascular medicine with an extraordinary team of cardiac specialists, all in one location, Robert P. Wise, president and CEO, Hunterdon Healthcare, said in a news release.
The center will be constructed above the hospitals existing 3 West wing and will be directly accessible by elevator from the ED to better accommodate cardiac emergencies.
Construction will include two cardiac catheterization labs providing emergency coronary intervention, carotid and peripheral angioplasty; a cardiac critical care unit; 20 private patient rooms; expanded space for cardiac imaging and intervention and the creation of specialty clinics for patients with congestive heart failure and stroke; and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services.
According to a news release, Hunterdon Medical Center patients who have had an MI with an average 55-minute door-to-balloon-time, substantially better than the 90-minute national guideline for emergency angioplasty.