HCA Florida Ocala Hospital announced on Thursday that its new 23,581 square-foot Cardiac Procedural Unit has opened to support the growth of the hospital’s advanced coronary, structural heart, and cardiac electrophysiology services.
According to the hospital, this procedural space will enable its staff to further provide the “most innovative” cardiovascular care and environment for members of the Marion County community.
The hospital’s $15 million investment includes two new electrophysiology labs, a new hybrid cath lab/OR, two general cath labs, and a dozen dedicated pre/post op bays.
Built to operating room specifications, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital’s hybrid cath lab includes an advanced imaging system that can move around the table or park away for free access to the patient.
This imaging system is maximized for both cardiac and vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures with a fully motorized tilting table, high definition three-dimensional image reconstruction, EVAR planning software, quantitative vessel analysis software, radiation dose optimization software, and a large display monitor, according to the hospital.
With this system, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital will be able to offer both endovascular and surgical procedures in one space. This room will allow for additional space and technology to provide safe, high-quality care for patients.
“This new state-of-the-art cardiac procedural unit is designed to serve both our medical and patient communities,” stated Alan Keesee, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “By offering faster and greater technology, we have an extraordinary ability to diagnose and treat our patients, as well as provide a highly efficient way of caring for our community.”
For more information about HCA Florida Ocala Hospital’s cardiovascular services, visit the HCA Florida Healthcare website.