St. Joseph's Hospital entered the next era of cardiac care by opening a new $20 million Heart Institute on Feb. 10, 2014. St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute is one of the most advanced and comprehensive centers for cardiovascular medicine in Florida, performing more than 50,000 adult cardiac catheterizations. It is also has the only pediatric catheterization program in Hillsborough County. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the country and the new facility increases the community's access to the highest level of cardiac care.
"After 80 years of serving Tampa Bay, it is very exciting to open the new St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute during Heart Month," said St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute Director Pam D'Amore. "Our physicians are at the forefront of cardiac care. We are pioneers when it comes to advances in diagnosis and treatment, which allows us to offer some of the most sophisticated technology anywhere."
Located just above the Pediatric and Adult Emergency Departments to expedite transport time, this 35,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features a 17 private bed pre-operation and recovery area, expanded family waiting room and nine surgical procedure rooms including: