Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, state Senator Joe Lagana (D-38), and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33) joined Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus for a ribbon cutting of their new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory yesterday.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
With access to the most up-to-date equipment, the team of cardiovascular experts at HRH say they will be able to perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures, allowing for early diagnoses, treatments, and potential life-saving procedures.
The new lab suite will include two Siemens biplanes, a seven bed recovery area, and a waiting room for patient’s families and friends.
“Hudson Regional Hospital’s continuous investments are unceasingly providing the best healthcare available to our community,” Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli said in a statement.
“The opening of the Cath Lab will have a significant impact on the community, allowing patients to receive this type of care closer to home.”
HRH President and CEO Dr. Nizar Kifaieh said that this will allow doctors to treat coronary disease, acute stroke, and other life threatening conditions, early.
“The implementation of this new technology will support early diagnosis of coronary disease as well as provide for treatment of peripheral vascular disease, neuro intervention (acute stroke), and much more,” Kifaieh stated.
“This investment will allow us to treat patients’ heart conditions with minimally invasive procedures, resulting in shorter and easier recovery periods.”
RH’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Director Dr. Vladimir Znamensky echoed that sentiment.
“The catheterization lab’s team will be providing critical, life-saving care right in Secaucus’s backyard, allowing patients to have their procedures done quickly and close to home, without the need for transfer”, he explained.
“Our expert team is dedicated to providing the most advanced cardiac care, keeping the focus on the patient’s health and recovery.”
John Allen, a candidate backed by the Hudson County Democratic Organization for a state Assembly seat in the 32nd Legislative District, also attended the event.