Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s new Heart and Vascular Center to host community open house in July

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By Sharp Health News/Sharp HealthCare

Special to the East County Californian

As the only dedicated cardiovascular center in East County, Sharp Grossmont’s new state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center, set to open in the fall of 2018, is poised to be a true lifesaver for the communities and patients it will serve.

By Sharp Health News/Sharp HealthCare

Special to the East County Californian

As the only dedicated cardiovascular center in East County, Sharp Grossmont’s new state-of-the-art Heart & Vascular Center, set to open in the fall of 2018, is poised to be a true lifesaver for the communities and patients it will serve.

On Saturday, July 28, community members are invited and encouraged to attend the new facility’s Community Open House, free to the public.

Located on the eastern end of the La Mesa campus, the 71,00-square foot facility will be the first and only dedicated heart and vascular center in San Diego’s East County.  The hospital’s latest addition is a high-tech, state-of-the-art facility. Here, surgeons and cardiologists will perform advanced procedures to treat complicated diseases and conditions of the heart, including AFib, aortic aneurysms and heart valve disease.

East County is characterized by a high rate of cardiovascular disease, as well as stroke, and as a result Sharp Grossmont sees the highest volume of acute heart attacks in California.  In 2017 alone, the hospital treated 138 true ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) cases – a very serious type of heart attack. Due to this high volume of heart patients, SGH operates one of the busiest cardiac catheterization labs in California.

“The new center will allow us to continue to perform the latest cardiovascular procedures in a new, modern space,” said Scott Evans, CEO of Sharp Grossmont Hospital. “We are excited to offer this leading-edge facility — equipped with advanced surgical and imaging technologies — to San Diego County residents, particularly those living in our nearby East County neighborhoods.”

In their new quarters, SGH’s cardiology team will perform advanced procedures to treat complicated diseases and conditions of the heart, including AFib, aortic aneurysms and heart valve disease. The center features the latest equipment and facilities, including cardiac catheterization labs with 3-D imaging technology and hybrid operating rooms to diagnose and treat a patient simultaneously during surgery.

Along with community support, generous philanthropists have donated more than $13 million toward the development of the center.

“We are truly grateful to the voters and donors who have helped pave the way in making this center a reality,” said Beth Morgante, vice president and chief development officer for The Grossmont Hospital Foundation. “Their contribution through their votes and generous donations signifies that this building is truly created for the people, by the people.”

Community Open House

When: July 28, any time between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

What: Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the new center, meet the doctors and caregivers and visit informative health booths. 

How: Call 1-800-827-4277 or visit sharp.com/events to register for this free event.

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