South Bay Hospital June 25, 2014

Sun City Center, FL — South Bay Hospital is expanding its cardiac services and building a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The state of the art Cath Lab will assist physicians in diagnosing and treating heart conditions by using catheters instead of surgery.

Construction has already begun on the Cath Lab, and when it opens in the Fall of 2014, patients will no longer have to leave the South Shore area to receive diagnostic or interventional treatments such as coronary angiography, peripheral angiography and carotid stenting.

The 2660-square-foot Cath Lab will be located next to South Bay Hospital’s emergency department to allow for speed and efficiency of caring for patients with emergent medical needs. A new1250-square-foot radiology suite, which will house a brand new 64 Slice CT Scanner, is also under construction at the hospital. Both projects represent a $3 million investment in equipment and technology.

“We are excited to be opening the first Cath Lab in this area and give residents the ability to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, right in their community.” says Sharon Roush, CEO of South Bay Hospital. “Increased access to quality health care improves outcomes for patients and families and we are proud to be expanding access to lifesaving cardiac care for the residents of South County.”

The new Cath Lab will add to South Bay Hospital’s compliment of cardiac services, which include a Vascular Center for the prevention and detection of vascular disease, a fully equipped and modern $1 million Interventional Radiology Lab that opened in 2013, and a nationally recognized heart attack and heart failure program.

For more information about South Bay Hospital, please call 813-634-0496.