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Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute - TMC Celebrates Grand Opening
Physicians at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston were among more than 350 guests who celebrated the opening of the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute - Texas Medical Center on Feb. 28.
The freestanding facility at the corner of Fannin and MacGregor houses 147 patient beds, a cardiology care unit, six cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs and six operating rooms. It also includes a chest pain center, cardiac rehabilitation and other programs and facilities.
"Beyond the bricks and mortar, I am most proud of the compassion, quality outcomes and exceptional patient care that will take place inside these walls," said Erin Asprec, chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute - TMC. "We are fortunate to have a tremendous team of health care professionals who are among the best in the nation. They are steadfast in their dedication to providing innovative solutions in cardiovascular care, and I am so proud to celebrate with them this evening."
During the grand opening, Memorial Hermann showed a video that featured more than a half-dozen UT physicians and highlighted innovations in clinical care and research.
"Our institute is home to some of the nation's top minds, including world-renowned cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and geneticists," said Juanita Romans, chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center. "And our heart and vascular program is the only one in Texas to be named one of the nation's 100 best for three years in a row by Thomson - the leading organization that benchmarks health care quality."
David McPherson, M.D., professor and director of cardiology at the UT Medical School and chief of cardiology at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute - TMC, said the new institute provides patients a centralized location for diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
"It also allows access to a number of clinical trials so patients can actually look at many leading-edge options for the treatment of their heart disease," McPherson said.
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