The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Local News

June 30, 2011

BAYLOR HEART HOSPITAL TO MANAGE CARDIOVASCULAR SERVICES AT HRMC

GREENVILLE — Hunt Regional Healthcare this week entered into an agreement with Baylor’s Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital to manage the new cardiovascular services center that is scheduled to open in 2012 at Hunt Regional Medical Center (HRMC) at Greenville.

 

“We are elated to announce this important partnership,” said Richard Carter, CEO of Hunt Regional Healthcare. “It will be very meaningful for us to be able to draw on the experience of a premier heart center as we build our new program in cardiac care.”

Staff from Baylor’s heart hospital in Dallas have been involved in designing the 5,000 square foot cardiac care center at HRMC. It will be constructed adjacent to the new ICU in space that was shelled out for that purpose when the West Wing was constructed in 2008.

With floor plans for the new cardiac catheterization laboratory nearing completion, Carter said he anticipates they will soon be submitted to the Texas Department of Health for approval. Shortly thereafter the project will go out for bid, and construction should begin in the fall. It is anticipated that construction will take about 6-9 months.

Carter also reported that two of Dallas’ leading groups of cardiology specialists have agreed to provide medical support for the center.

“This is a really important step in the process,” said Carter, noting that both Cardiology Consultants of Texas and Cardiology and Interventional Vascular Associates have offered cardiac care at HRMC for several years.

“This is an opportunity for us to have a really positive impact on health in our service area,” Carter said. He expects that the significance should be similar to opening the Lou and Jack Finney Cancer Center three years ago.

The announcement was made this week following approval by the hospital district’s Board of Directors at its monthly meeting in Greenville.

Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

Poll

What's been the primary cause of the Texas Rangers' poor first half of the 2014 baseball season?

Too many injuries
The loss of Nolan Ryan in the front office
Questionable decisions by general manager Jon Daniels
On-field decisions by manager Ron Washington
Key players just aren't producing
All of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Must Read
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Reader's Choice