Conemaugh Nason announced that it began construction of a new cardiac catheterization lab within the hospital. The 2,400 square foot lab will be located in the former Occupational Health space at the front of the hospital. Occupational Health has been relocated to the Outpatient entrance of the hospital. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
“This is an exciting project for us and for the community,” says Tim Harclerode, chief executive officer of Conemaugh Nason. “This will be the closest cardiac catheterization lab to most of the residents of Bedford and southern Blair counties, delivering life-saving procedures close to home.”
Dr. Medhat Zaher will serve as the Medical Director, and the team at Nason expects to add up to 10 new jobs including RN’s and lab technicians. Interventional cardiology procedures performed at the lab will include cardiac catheterization for acute heart attack and heart disease, as well as lower extremity vascular studies.
“The investment in the cardiac catheterization lab in Roaring Springs is another great step towards advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Victor Giovanetti, FACHE, president of LifePoint Health’s Eastern Group, which includes Conemaugh Health System. “We’re giving more people access to the critical services they need, where and when they need them.”
Conemaugh Health System recently announced the construction of outpatient centers in Ebensburg and Somerset.
Pictured in Photo (Left to Right): Michelle Buttry, Conemaugh Nason Chief Nursing Officer; Ron Grata, Conemaugh Nason Director of Plant Operations/Safety; Kim Semelsberger, Conemaugh Nason Chief Financial Officer; Doug Mingle, President, Conemaugh Nason Board of Trustees; Jenn Shade, Conemaugh Nason Cardiac Cath Lab Manager; Medhat Zaher, MD, Medical Director, Conemaugh Nason Cath Lab; Susan Heck, Vice President, Corazon; Cindy Brickley, President Brickley Construction; and Tim Harclerode, Conemaugh Nason Chief Executive Officer.