Holy Family Hospital has a strong record and offers a wide array of cardiac services including:
- Cardiac Catheterization Lab
- Diagnostic Cardiology
- Intensive Care Unit
- Advanced Care Unit
Cardiac diagnostic services
Diagnostic services available at Providence Holy Family Hospital include echocardiogram, electrocardiogram (EKG), and exercise treadmill test (ETT), nuclear medicine and other imaging studies.
The cardiac catheterization lab provides diagnostic services for patients with coronary heart disease. Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure that helps locate blockages in the coronary arteries of the heart. The unit is staffed by critical care registered nurses and cardiovascular technicians who have extensive experience and advanced certification in the treatment of cardiac patients, and are specially trained in catheterization lab procedures.
Thrombolytic medications to dissolve the clot, commonly called clot busters, are an option to reopen the blocked blood vessel. Other services include pacemakers, and electrocardioversions for people with irregular heart rhythms.
When moments count, Holy Family's Emergency Center offers immediate care. A high volume emergency center, it serves over 100 patients daily. Fully equipped and staffed for major and minor emergencies, the Emergency Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Intensive Care Unit
This unit is specially designed to provide ongoing, intensive nursing care for our patients who have been seriously injured or who suffer from complex health conditions. The unique circular layout of Holy Family's 10 bed unit and its location adjacent to the Emergency Center, Radiology, Laboratory and Surgery Center give the health care team optimum conditions to facilitate wellness. Patients are monitored by RNs who are all Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified.
Advanced Care Unit
When patients are in Advanced Care Unit: When patients are in semi-critical condition or require cardiac monitoring, the Advanced Care Unit is available. During their stay, patients regain strength and independence while nursing staff carefully observes how the heart handles activity and exercise.