Hospital’s Cardiovascular And Interventional Radiology Services Centrally Located
The Hospital of Central Connecticut recently unveiled its renovated Department of Cardiology that now unifies cardiovascular and interventional radiology services in one location.
Located on the ground floor of the New Britain General campus, the department now occupies greater space and offers more patient convenience with abutting registration, treatment, recovery and discharge areas.
“This carefully designed area centralizes our advanced cardiology and interventional radiology services to the benefit of our patients. Whether it is an outpatient visit or procedure-based care, patients need only visit one location,” said Dr. Justin Lundbye, chief of Cardiology.
Adjacent to the patient registration area are both the west and east wings of the department, with the west wing housing the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Interventional Radiology suite. Procedures performed are cardiac catheterization for diagnosis of blocked arteries and emergency angioplasty, as well as interventional radiology which uses minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat conditions including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), blood clots, fractured vertebrae and uterine fibroid tumors. The east wing supports the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic as well as the combined cardiac clinic and non-invasive testing area and a Women’s Heart Wellness Center.
“This carefully designed area centralizes our advanced cardiology and interventional radiology services to the benefit of our patients. Whether it is an outpatient visit or procedure-based care, patients need only visit one location.”
– Dr. Justin Lundbye, chief of Cardiology
In 2015, The Hospital of Central Connecticut received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA) for treatment of patients who suffer the severe heart attack known as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks. The hospital was also recognized as a recipient of Mission: Lifeline’s Silver-Plus award, which recognizes that the hospital has reached an achievement score of 75 percent or greater for treating STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) transfer patients within 120 minutes.