A leading provider of cardiac services in the Twin Tiers region, Guthrie aims to meet growing service demands and further enhance its reputation for excellence with the construction of the new Cardiovascular Center at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.
Guthrie has been recognized nationally by Truven Health Analytics ten times as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. Our dedicated physicians and staff have done an admirable job of providing outstanding patient care, given the challenges of insufficient space, lack of patient amenities and the need to continually update equipment and technology. With its last renovations occurring over a decade ago, the current cardiac catheterization lab must be replaced so the Guthrie Cardiac and Vascular team can continue to provide the excellent heart care that our patients deserve.
Our region relies on Guthrie for accessible, life-saving heart care. In 2016, Guthrie recorded over 5,000 cardiac and vascular procedures, more than any other health system in our service region. By 2025, The Advisory Board projects Guthrie’s eleven-county region to experience significant growth in several cardiac procedure categories, including a 15 percent growth in outpatient vascular cath procedures and a nearly 19 percent growth in electrophysiology procedures.
Key Benefits of the New Cardiovascular Center
The new Center’s advanced equipment and technology will enable staff to operate with even greater precision, further enhancing the already-stellar quality care provided to our patients.
The new equipment will employ radiation reduction protocols that minimize radiation exposure, benefitting patients and staff.
Thanks to enhanced privacy, improved ease of access and the positive impression resulting from investment in a modern, state-of-the-art cardiac facility, improvements in patient satisfaction are expected.
New design and additional space in the new center will allow it to accommodate other cardiac procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures and other structural heart interventions, freeing up much-needed time for other procedures in the operating room.