Hunterdon Healthcare is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Norman and Denise Guilloud Cardiovascular Center. Guests are invited to attend an open house which will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Come tour the new facility, speak with experts, enjoy a health fair and tour the Mega Heart, the world’s largest, most realistic walk through heart exhibit. Step inside the human heart, learn about cardiovascular functions, observe examples of various types of heart disease, and get your blood pressure checked.
“No other health concern affects more people in Hunterdon County than cardiovascular disease. It is the County’s leading cause of death and its incidence is on the rise due, in part, to the growing number of area residents between the age of 45 and 64 – a time in life in which the onset of cardiovascular disease is most likely to occur. We are taking cardiac care to a new level. The new cardiovascular center completes the full circle of care by combining advances in 21st century cardiovascular medicine with an extraordinary team of cardiac specialists, all in one location,” explained Robert P. Wise, President and CEO, Hunterdon Healthcare.
The 40,000 sq. ft new center includes:
- Two new cardiac catheterization labs providing emergency coronary intervention, carotid and peripheral angioplasty
- Cardiac critical care unit
- Twenty private patient rooms
- Expanded space for cardiac imaging and intervention and the creation of specialty clinics in congestive heart failure and stroke
- State-of-the-art cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services
Hunterdon Healthcare provides a broad range of cardiovascular services under the expert guidance of ten board-certified cardiologists. With timing so critical in heart attack and stroke events, Hunterdon Medical Center’s active and reputable angioplasty program is a great benefit to area residents. National guidelines recommend that heart attack patients receive emergency angioplasty within 90 minutes of arrival to a medical facility. Hunterdon Medical Center significantly exceeds this national standard, leading the way in advancing cardiac care in the community by providing heart attack patients with an average 55-minute “door-to-balloon-time.” This means patients experiencing a heart attack will receive emergency angioplasty within 55 minutes of entering the emergency room.
The building was named as a result of a leadership level gift last year by Stockton residents, Dr. Norman and Denise Guilloud. Over 5,000 gifts were made to support the capital campaign, Investing in a New Generation of Care that helped to fund the construction of the Norman and Denise Guilloud Cardiovascular Center.
The event is free and open to the community. The Norman and Denise Guilloud Cardiovascular Center is located at 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington on the fifth floor of Hunterdon Medical Center.