Heart & Vascular Grand Opening at Regional Hospital


It’s been years in the planning and millions of dollars in the making. The 12,000-square foot Heart & Vascular Institute at Regional Hospital of Scranton sits on the second floor of the hospital. It provides treatment options for people with complex heart or blood vessel conditions. Officials here couldn’t be happier about the physical expansion as well as the expansion of services.

Dr. David Fitzpatrick/Cardiologist: “We’ll be opening three cardiovascular catherization labs as well as electrophysiology lab and a hybrid operating room which is room encompassing the ability to cathaderize and converts to an operating room, if necessary.”

The rooms are as state-of-the-art as any in the country, fulfilling the Institute’s mission of affording patients the highest level of care without leaving the area.

Dr. David Fitzpatrick/Cardiologist: “Who wants to leave the area? Who wants to be in strange place? And under conditions, often extreme.”

To that end, private pre-op and recovery rooms have been made more comfortable, allowing families to be together and talk with doctors as a group.

The percentage of the population in our area that’s over 65 is expanding, making a facility like this even more important.

Dave Fitzpatrick: “what it means to NEPA is finally all aspects of cardiovascular care with very little exception can be delivered in the highest quality fashion possible.”

The unveiling tomorrow marks the first phase of the longer range project to connect Regional Hospital with Moses Taylor. That’s expected in 2020.

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