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DELAND, Fla., June 11, 2014 – On June 3, Florida Hospital DeLand broke ground on a $3.5 million addition that will add a third cardiac catheterization lab and a second endovascular/special procedures lab, as well as space for an additional lab in the future.
The 6,740-square-foot expansion will be on the north side of the 156-bed DeLand hospital, west of the ambulance entrance.
“This expansion is very much needed,” said Marlene Thomas, Florida Hospital DeLand director of cardiopulmonary and vascular services. “Our physicians are performing more elective procedures with minimally invasive techniques that require the use of a cath lab. By building another cath lab and a second endovascular/special procedures lab onto the hospital, we will be able to perform more elective procedures, while ensuring that at least one of our three cath labs is available for emergencies.”
This construction is part of the hospital’s plans to continually expand its cardiovascular services. In 2013, Florida Hospital DeLand upgraded one of its cardiac catheterization labs. In 2012, the hospital added a treatment called Therapeutic-Induced Hypothermia to protect the brain and other organs during a cardiac arrest. In 2011, Florida Hospital DeLand began performing percutaneous coronary interventions, such as stents and angioplasty, to restore blood flow of a blocked vessel that brings vital blood and oxygen to the heart muscle.
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 156-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.
On June 3, Florida Hospital DeLand broke ground on a $3.5 million addition that will include the hospital’s third cardiac catheterization lab, as well as space for an additional lab in the future. The one-story, 6,740-square-foot expansion will be on the north side of the 156-bed DeLand hospital, west of the ambulance entrance. Those holding shovels, from left to right: Florida Hospital DeLand invasive cardiologist and cardiology lab medical director Dr. Oscar West, Florida Hospital DeLand interventional cardiologist and endovascular lab medical director Dr. Janak Bhavsar, Florida Hospital DeLand director of cardiopulmonary and vascular services Marlene Thomas, and Florida Hospital DeLand CEO Tim Cook. The Florida Hospital DeLand cardiovascular team is in the background.