The Center is home to some of the area’s most advanced cardiac catheterization labs and surgery suites in Lufkin. The Center includes 1 specialty surgery suite, 2 Biplane catheterization labs showcasing the newest imaging technology Toshiba has to offer and 1 state-of-the-art hybrid room that accommodates both catheterization and surgical procedures.
The Cardiac Cath Lab provides a comprehensive array of diagnostic and interventional procedures ranging from angiography and pressure measurements to intravascular thrombolytic therapy, angioplasty, coronary and peripheral stenting, Orbital, Rotational and Laser atherectomy, Hybrid angio-surgical procedures, Both Surgical and Percutaneous AAA endograft procedures, 3-D mapping with RFA Ablation procedures and Electrophysiology; and Implantable Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices.
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin has again captured the national spotlight as an accredited HeartCARE Center of Excellence recognized by the American College of Cardiology for providing world-class patient care through a sustainable quality improvement program.
“CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin has demonstrated its commitment to providing deep East Texas with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, M.D., FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “This is the second consecutive year that CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin is being recognized for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care. ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award them with the HeartCARE Center designation.”
“Our mission and vision has been to not only transform cardiovascular care in deep East Texas and improve heart health through high quality, appropriate and cost-effective care but to also sustain the advances we make in cardiovascular care,” said Dr. Ravinder Bachireddy, M.D., FACC, ACC Cardiovascular Champion and Chief of Cardiology for CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin. “For the second year in a row, we have achieved this prestigious recognition. It is the highest honor given to any hospital from the American College of Cardiology through collaboration, commitment, focus and team work. Lufkin is truly becoming a Regional Medical Center of Excellence.”
In 2018, CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial was designated as a HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence by the ACC – then the second hospital in the state of Texas and the ninth in the nation to receive this first-of-its-kind distinction. During the same year, the facility also received the Pioneer Award which honored hospitals that achieved this designation during the first year of its existence and recognized them as “pioneers” in advancing the cause of sustainable quality improvement.