Hospital opens $5.9 million facility

Edward Leahey MD

Cardiac procedures improve at San Jacinto Methodist

BAYTOWN – On Feb. 11, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital opened its new $5.9 million Cardiovascular Center with a dedication ceremony.

Hospital officials said the 14,000-square foot facility consolidates both invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures in a centralized location. There are also two new Cardiac Catheterization Labs, an 8-bed holding/recovery area and all Neuro-Cardio-Pulmonary (NCP) testing connected.

“This is a major step forward in cardiac care for an ever-growing population in the Baytown area,” said Randall Zarin, vice president of operations, who has directed construction of the center from the time of its groundbreaking May 2004.

The two new catheterization labs bring the cath lab total to four, with the existing labs to now be completely dedicated to interventional radiology and special procedures.

“The new cath labs are equipped with a state-of-the-art GE catheterization equipment and Digital ACS Network that gives our physicians and technologists the ability to view all X-rays and cardiology procedures electronically,” Zarin said. “We’re the only facility in the Methodist Hospital System with this capability.”

“SJMH is one of a few hospitals in the country that allow medical personnel to review radiology and cardiology images on one system,”
Zarin added.