Cody, Wyo.(Aug. 21, 2017) –West Park Hospital and Billings Clinic are partnering to expand
cardiology services offered at the new Cody Cardiology Center (CCC) which
will include a new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab).
The Cody Cardiology Center will be located at West Park Hospital and the
Cath Lab will include the newest x-ray technology systems, allowing physicians
to merge different imaging modalities to guide procedures including new
high-end, real-time 3D imaging. Patients will be seen by their providers
in the Cody Cardiology Center outpatient clinic setting.
The Cath Lab will provide the ability to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterizations
to diagnosis and treat heart disease. Diagnostic procedures performed
will include stress tests, cardiac catheterizations, pacemaker placements
and defibrillator placements.
“WPH is excited to partner with Billings Clinic to open a cath lab
and expand cardiology services in Cody and throughout the Big Horn Basin
Region. Billings Clinic brings nationally recognized cardiology services
and resources that will soon be available in Cody through this joint venture
with West Park Hospital,” states Doug McMillan, CEO of West Park Hospital.
The Cody Cardiology Center will employ two interventional cardiologists
who will be employed by Billings Clinic as members of the Billings Clinic
Department of Cardiology, the most comprehensive heart and vascular program
in the region with an expansive team of general cardiologists, electrophysiologists,
interventional cardiologists, and cardia, vascular and thoracic surgeons.
Billings Clinic will also employ the administrative leadership for the
center. All Cody Cardiology Center staff will be West Park Hospital employees.
“Billings Clinic has started the process of recruitment for the new
cardiologists who will be in Cody. Working together, the new physicians
and the staff will provide cardiology services to the Big Horn Basin Region
that will further integrate the care for the patients that come to Cody
for their health care needs,” said Randall Gibb, MD, CEO of Billings
Clinic. “West Park Hospital and Billings Clinic are dedicated to
supporting the services available in our rural communities and we are
grateful for the opportunity to partner on this important project.”
Both West Park Hospital and Billings Clinic are nationally recognized for
exceptional clinical quality, patient safety and service. By partnering
together both organizations will be able to bring a cardiology team of
physicians, nurses and staff who perform at a higher standard, with complete
and coordinated care, which has been validated by the following honors:
- Billings Clinic was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular
Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics TM, an IBM company.
- West Park Hospital was recognized as a Most Wired Hospital in the State
of Wyoming, a nationally recognized Women’s Choice Hospital, a top
100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital.
- Billings Clinic is accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of
Chest Pain Centers. Billings Clinic has demonstrated expertise in quickly
assessing, diagnosing and treating patients experiencing chest discomfort
or pain, and is our region’s first and only accredited Chest Pain Center.
- Billings Clinic received the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from
the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data
Registry for a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.
- Billings Clinic partnered with Yale University and nine other like-minded
hospitals on an ongoing research project called Leadership Saves Lives.
This project aims to improve care for heart attack patients across the country.
- Mission: Lifeline is a coordinated, proactive system of care that turns
first responders, hospitals and other healthcare providers into a team
that uses proven guidelines and best practices to treat patients suffering
from acute coronary syndrome, including both STEMI and non-ST-elevation
acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) heart attacks.
For assistance with this story please contact Ashley Trudo (307) 578-2512.
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8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM MOUNTAIN
Updated: 8/22/2017 10:30:04 AM MOUNTAIN
About West Park Hospital
West Park Hospital (WPH) is a national leading critical care 25-bed acute-care
state-of-the-art facility. WPH employs and partners with over 60 physicians
and offers over 20 different services, with an adjacent Long Term Care
Center licensed for 94 beds, a 16-bed chemical dependency center, 8-bed
hospice house, regional cancer center, satellite physicians clinic and
urgent care center. West Park Hospital abides by the Planetree philosophy
as a model of health care. The Planetree model strives to enhance patient
comfort by personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the health care
About Billings Clinic
Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system, serving Montana,
Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by
a physician CEO, Billings Clinic is governed by a board of community members,
nurses and physicians. At its core, Billings Clinic is a physician-led,
integrated multispecialty group practice with a 304-bed hospital and Level
II trauma center. Billings Clinic has more than 4,200 employees, including
450 physicians and advanced practitioners offering more than 50 specialties.
Billings Clinic is the first Magnet-designated health care organization
in Montana and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. More information
can be found at