Fundraising for Emanuel Medical Center's expanding cardiovascular services continued this week as employees raised $53,891 and volunteers raised $92,050, bringing the total to $456,813
The goal of this year's campaign is to raise $1 million in six weeks as part of a five-year effort to raise $5 million.
The money raised by Legacy Circle will be used to help build two new cardiac operating suites -- including a cutting-edge room that combines a surgical suite with an interventional radiology scanner -- and will allow Emanuel doctors to treat two heart emergency patients at once. The new surgical suites will cost nearly $4.5 million to build and equip, and are scheduled to open in late 2012.
The hospital’s Cardiovascular Services Department opened in April 2010 and performed its first open heart surgery this May. Since that first surgery, Emanuel’s cardiothoracic and vascular surgery team has performed several additional open heart surgeries, including multiple bypass operations and valve repairs. In addition, local cardiologists have used the advanced Cardiac Cath and Interventional Lab at Emanuel to perform more than a dozen emergency angioplasties in patients having heart attacks as well as more than 600 other diagnostic and interventional procedures already this year.
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To donate to Legacy Circle, call 209-664-5180 or visit emanuelmedicalcenter.org/give
Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 403-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 209-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services, surgery, and hospice services.
For more information, to search for a doctor by specialty or location, or for an online symptom-checker, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org.