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    Orange Park Medical Center First In Northeast Florida To Offer New Procedure To Treat Artery Blockages

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Orange Park Medical Center is the first facility in Northeast Florida to bring a new treatment option to patients with coronary artery disease. The Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System is a FDA approved device used for treatment of plaque buildup in the arteries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.

    The device is used in a pre-stenting procedure where the arterial passageways containing calcified coronary lesions are sanded to clear a pathway for a stent. Previously, a patient may have required open heart surgery to clear large blockages. The stent is then placed in the artery, allowing for increased blood flow to the heart.

    “Orange Park Medical Center is on the forefront of providing pioneering technology for their patients with cardiovascular conditions,” said Dr. Omer Zuberi, a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, who performed the first procedure. “This device is most beneficial for patients with severely calcified blockages in their arteries that do not qualify for open heart surgery, giving patients another solution that before could not have been treated.”

    Orange Park Medical Center was also the first facility in Northeast Florida to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF) in May 2015. The CardioMEMS HF System allows patients to transmit daily sensor readings from their homes to their health care providers allowing for personalized and proactive management to reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.

    “Orange Park Medical Center is committed to improve patient care by investing in innovative medical technology and top quality practices.” said Kelly Lindsay, Director of Cardiovascular Services. “Orange Park Medical Center works to find solutions for successful patient outcomes in the diagnosis or treatment of coronary artery disease.”

    Join us for a Grand Opening Celebration!

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Park West ER - Join Us for a Grand Opening Celebration!

    Last updated 21 days ago

    First in Northeast Florida to Offer a Monitoring Solution to Manage Heart Failure

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Do you have symptoms of Heart Failure? Orange Park Medical Center is the first facility in Northeast Florida to offer a monitoring solution to manage heart failure. Dr. Omer Zuberi, a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist with First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, tells us more on the First Coast Living show. Watch here.

    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Opens at Orange Park Medical Center

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Orange Park Medical Center's new dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is now open, providing additional in-hospital care to the community's smallest residents. This new unit comes on the heels of the opening of the Pediatric Inpatient unit, Pediatric ER waiting room and 10 Pediatric ER treatment rooms in 2014.

    Located on the hospital's second floor, the PICU includes four private ICU beds for severely sick and injured children ages newborn to 17. The Pediatric Inpatient unit is on the same floor with eight private pediatric inpatient beds. Both the inpatient unit and PICU are staffed 24 hours a day with specially trained Pediatric Nurses and Pediatric Intensivists. Highly skilled Pediatric Emergency Physicians and Nurses are available on-site twenty four hours a day in the Pediatric ER.

    "Our mission is to provide you and your child with high quality, family centered care," said Kathy Hester, Chief Nursing Officer. "Our PICU and Pediatric teams are here to provide state-of-the-art medical and nursing care so children can heal close to home."

    The footprint of Orange Park Medical Center's children's services will expand further in August 2015 with the opening of the free standing Park West ER in West Jacksonville. The 24/7 Park West ER will have a dedicated pediatric waiting room, pediatric treatment rooms and pediatric imaging/radiology services to complement the range of emergency care services provided for adults.

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