Heart of Your Community Capital Campaign
Heart attack is the number one killer of both men and women in Indiana. Comprehensive heart and vascular care is the number one goal of this capital campaign.
Riverview Hospital is the leader in heart and vascular care, not just in Hamilton County, but in the Indianapolis metro area. Our quality statistics are second to none. The upgrade to our cath lab and the addition of a multi slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner have taken us to the next level.
Cardiologists have saying: "Time is Muscle." When chest pain strikes,
time of of the essence. From the moment a heart attack begins, the muscle of the heart begins to die. Funding the equipment purchases to complete this
enhancement of services is critical to saving lives - perhaps your own
life or the life of one you love. To continue to offer the top level of
care and meet the growing needs in our community, we need our
community's support to raise $4 million to invest in the following:
128-Slice CT Scanner
The heart is a moving, beating organ. Arteries can appear blurry on standard CT images. The earliest signs of disease are often very tiny changes in vessel walls and linings. The 128-slice CT is helping to overcome these and other issues, ensuring the most accurate diagnosis.
The ultra-fast CT scanner is timed to the patientís heartbeat. This means that physicians can immediately see images of the heart and vessels without blurring. From these images, 3-D views of the heart and coronary arteries help physicians see not only the narrowing blood vessels, but even earlier development of heart disease.
The 128-slice CT offers a non-invasive way to see coronary arteries that may otherwise have required a cardiac catheterization. The new CT is located in the Radiology Department, immediately adjacent to the Emergency Center, site of Hamilton Countyís first accredited Chest Pain Center.
What does full service mean to you? It can mean the difference between diagnosing and treating heart disease in a matter of minutes versus enduring a transfer to another facility that may take hours. Cardiac care at Riverview Hospital is geared toward providing the best care as quickly as humanly possible.
Riverview Hospital has been performing cardiac catheterizations since 1989. In that time, technology and treatment standards have advanced, offering opportunity to improve the lives of countless individuals suffering from heart disease.
In 2002, Riverview began performing open heart surgeries and opened a
second cath lab, offering additional capacity for this growing and
The cath lab equipment at Riverview offers direct capture image technology. What does this mean? Consider the difference of a starry night viewed from the city versus the country. Additional benefits to patients include lower radiation exposure during procedures and sharper, clearer images for the cardiologist.
How big is your heart?
Goal: $4 million
- $3 million for a new cardiac catheterization lab
- $1 million for a 128-slice CT scanner
The clock is ticking. Time is muscle. Your help is needed. Riverview Hospital is your hospital, caring for your community, your family and your future.