Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital implements positive outcomes-focused processes to make sure patients who present heart attack symptoms in the ER or by ambulance, have speedy access to our cardiac catheterization lab. The national standard “from door to balloon” is 90-minutes or less.
"I'm proud to say we beat the national average," explains Gary Kendrick, Memorial interim CEO."Our "door-to-balloon" angioplasty response time is at 62 minutes, way under the standard, but now, we'll shoot to move it even further, to 50 minutes. Carving off more time is important, because time is heart muscle.”
The cardiac catheterization lab care team has many years of experience serving Nacogdoches Memorial patients.
Extensive critical care, trauma and ICU experience, qualified RNs and LVNs, and certified radiology techs ensure top quality healthcare for our heart patients.