Cardiac Care Units

St. Mary's Hospital performs more than 250 cardiac surgical procedures each year and uses the latest in equipment and instrumentation, including a state-of-the-art heart-lung machine and ultrasound technology. The team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other staff bring a wide range of expertise and experience. Constant assessment of the patient ensures optimal stability during every procedure.

 

Cardiac Unit

The 38 bed Cardiac Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital serves patients during various types of cardiac assessment. Patients receive continuous cardiac monitoring and specialized care. Nurses view patient heart activity through a centralized computer system.

While at the Cardiac Unit, patients work toward successful recovery with their team of healthcare professionals. A dietitian reviews the patient's diet and eating habits and discusses healthy food selection and preparation. An occupational therapist discusses changes that may be needed at home and work during the patient's recovery. A home care nurse explains in-home services available. A cardiac rehabilitation therapist counsels the patient on activity and exercise to strengthen the heart and increase cardiovascular efficiency, including courses and services available at St. Mary's Life Center.

After a heart attack or heart surgery, patients are often apprehensive about leaving the security of the hospital. The comprehensive Cardiac Unit services give patients the confidence they need to continue their recovery at home.

When other medical management techniques offer little hope, open-heart surgery provides astounding results for improved cardiac performance. Open-heart surgery often leads to an improvement in endurance and quality of life for patients suffering from many types of coronary disease.


Coronary Surgical Unit

When other medical management techniques offer little hope, open-heart surgery provides astounding results for improved cardiac performance. Open-heart surgery often leads to an improvement in endurance and quality of life for patients suffering from many types of coronary disease.

St. Mary's Hospital performs more than 250 cardiac surgical procedures each year and uses the latest in equipment and instrumentation, including a state-of-the-art heart-lung machine and ultrasound technology to give each patient the best treatment possible. The team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other staff bring a wide range of expertise and experience. Constant assessment of the patient ensures optimal stability during every procedure.


Coronary Care Unit

After surgery, patients progress to the Coronary Care Unit where they receive round-the-clock observation and monitoring. A dedicated and specially trained team of professionals care for patients recovering from cardiovascular illness, heart attacks, heart disease, or open-heart surgery.

St. Mary's Hospital follows the American Society of Critical Care Nurses Association ratio, which means each nurse is assigned only two patients. If one-to-one care is needed, however, special staffing arrangements are made to ensure each patient has the attention and care they need.