Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Granted Approval to Open Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

May 23, 2022 at 02:09 pm by Staff


The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) granted Ascension Saint Thomas River Park approval of its Certificate of Need (CON) application to open a Cardiac Catheterization Lab at their facility in McMinnville, Tennessee.

Through this expansion of service and care, Ascension Saint Thomas River Park will provide the only cardiac cath lab closest to Cannon, DeKalb, Grundy, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties. Currently, patients in need of cardiac catheterization are required to travel out of these areas to receive this necessary care, a factor that can greatly impact patients’ status and recovery. 

The proposed cardiac catheterization laboratory is scheduled to open in fall 2023. The laboratory will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology utilized to perform both diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization procedures on adults. The lab will be located on the 1st floor of Ascension Saint Thomas River Park, a licensed 125-bed acute care hospital. The hospital will renovate approximately 1,092 square feet to develop the market’s only catheterization laboratory.

“We are grateful to the members of the HSDA for their approval of our application,”  said Dale Humphrey, CEO, Ascension Saint Thomas River Park. “This project aligns with our goal of making high-quality care accessible to all. We look forward to expanding this new offering to our community.

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