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Clark Regional Medical Center undergoes major expansion project

Clark Regional Medical Center recently announced a $4.6 million expansion of the hospital for a cardiac catheterization (cath) lab.

The cardiac cath lab and launching of an interventional cardiology program at CRMC means greater access to potentially life-saving heart care in Clark County.

It is estimated to be completed in the fall of 2020.

“This is truly an exciting time for Clark Regional Medical Center, the community and the entire region we serve,” said Matt Smith, Clark Regional Medical Center chief executive officer. “This project ensures patients in Clark, Powell, Wolfe, Bath, Estill and Montgomery counties have greater access to timely cardiac interventions close to home.

“The cardiac cath lab demonstrates our commitment to expanding access to services and investing in new technology and capabilities to meet the needs of our growing community in efforts to enhance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.

“We will keep the community informed of the project’s progress, and thank you for your patience during the construction process.”

CRMC has been working diligently to improve the cardiac services offered within the community.

The providers and technology within the cardiac cath lab will be able to diagnose and provide treatment for heart blockages and other cardiac conditions without a commute.

Clark Regional is an accredited Chest Pain Center and a part of the UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Affiliate Network. The accreditation, collaboration and new cardiac cath lab is a step forward in the fight against heart disease.

The 2,500-square-foot building will encompass four pre-procedure bays as well as a post-procedure recovery area.

The new cardiac cath lab will be located behind the ambulance bay and surgery pick up. This location is close to the emergency department, ensuring convenient access to rapid evaluation for patients experiencing a cardiac event.

A virtual ground breaking ceremony was held in June 2020 at Clark Regional Medical Center to celebrate the beginning of the project.

To view the virtual ground breaking ceremony, visit ClarkRegional.org.