22 Feb McCain Heart Center opens at Lenoir Memorial
The Foundation invested $259,000, along with the Hospital, in the construction of the Heart Center in 2015. Nearly a third of that funding had been donated by individuals and businesses towards the “Cath Lab Initiative,” a special fundraising effort the year before.
The Hospital’s decision to create a new special pre- and post-operative unit for heart patients grew out of their earlier decision to expand our cardiac stent program in August of 2013. The construction of “Cath Lab,” a specialized cardiac facility with new technology and added physician support resulted in an increase in heart catheterizations of 30% over the previous year. Those expanded procedures and additional patients needed more room. When the McCains learned about the exceptional expansion of services for heart patients at Lenoir Memorial they decided they wanted to help. Their gift allowed us to name our new Center!