Bayshore Community Hospital's Cardiac Catheterization Lab Granted Full-Service Status in New Jersey

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Bayshore Community Hospital's Cardiac Catheterization Lab Granted Full-Service Status in New Jersey

Bayshore Community Hospital is proud to announce the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Bayshore Community Hospital has been granted full-service adult diagnostic capabilities for all cardiac catheterization patients by the New Jersey Department of Health.

The condition of patients entering a cardiac catheterization lab can vary widely, from those experiencing early symptoms of heart disease up to those in the middle of a major myocardial infarction (heart attack). This designation allows Bayshore to complete diagnostic procedures on high-risk patients, as well as the ability to continue performing these procedures on low-risk patients, without the need of transfers to outside facilities.

"The Cardiac Catheterization team at Bayshore has worked extremely hard, performing the necessary minimum of 400 procedures per year, and has received additional training needed to care for even our sickest patients in order to receive this designation," says Kim Pheifer, manager of cardiac services at Bayshore Community Hospital.

In addition, the Lab has also been upgraded with two intra aortic balloon pumps, a mechanical device that increases coronary blood flow and oxygen delivery to the heart.

"This is a proud achievement for the Bayshore team and one of many to come," says George Younan, M.D., president of the medical staff at Bayshore Community Hospital. "In addition to the expertise and dedication of our physicians and nurses, our first-class patient outreach and education programs throughout the region, increase the quality of care and improve patient outcomes."

Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Services has also extended its hours in order to meet the growing demands of referring physicians, and patients. Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Services hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

To learn more about the cardiac services available at Bayshore Community Hospital visit http://bayshorehospital.org/B/services/CardiacServices/index.cfm.

About Bayshore Community Hospital As a freestanding hospital located in Holmdel, NJ, Bayshore Community Hospital serves a wide geographic area encompassing towns in both Middlesex and Monmouth County. In September 2010, Bayshore Community Hospital joined Meridian Health becoming the sixth hospital in Meridian's Monmouth and Ocean county health system. Bayshore continues to offer a wide array of services, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center. In 2010 Bayshore Community Hospital also announced a newly developed Center for Bariatrics. Bayshore Community Hospital's Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information visit www.bayshorehospital.org.