Mercy Health  St. Rita’s Medical Center has added another tool to expand the treatment of heart disease with the opening of a new Electrophysiology Lab. 

Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center has been a leader within the region in the cardiac services, including the first to perform minimally invasive transaortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures in 2018. With the addition of the new lab – dedicated primarily to electrophysiology (EP) procedures – St. Rita’s team of expert providers have the ability to perform EP procedures five days a week, providing much needed access to our community. 

“As the region’s leader in providing comprehensive, innovative cardiac care, building a lab designated for EP procedures was a natural next step for Mercy Health to expand services at St. Rita’s,” said Dr. Zoheir Abdelbaki, Chief of Cardiology. “This investment in the community allows for state-of-the-art care for patients located throughout the region.”

The new lab was designed using the latest technology, including the Phillips Azurion Imaging System. This system increases the safety of our patients and helps to optimize lab performance by helping physicians perform procedures more consistently and efficiently. By using the newest in x-ray equipment, St. Rita’s is able to achieve high quality imaging with the lowest radiation dose for a comprehensive range of clinical procedures. 

Additionally, St. Rita’s invested in other equipment, including a nurses’ “workmate scribe”, which provides efficient and comprehensive data management. This technology allows the nurses to do efficient monitoring of the patient data and accurate charting without disrupting the flow of the clinical procedure.

“St. Rita’s is proud to be at the forefront of patient care,” said Jill Jacobs, Chief Operating Officer, “As technology advances and the needs of our patients evolve, St. Rita’s will continue to be committed in providing the most advanced and up to date care possible to our community.”