Cody, Wyo.(October. 1, 2018) – Cody Regional Health and Billings Clinic partnered last year to
expand cardiology services. With the planning behind them, the new Cody
Cardiology Center is open for business and includes a new Cardiac Catheterization
Laboratory (Cath Lab).
The Cody Cardiology Center Cath Lab is located at Cody Regional Health’s
West Park Hospital Campus and the physician clinic office is located in
their Cathcart Health Center Campus, both in Cody. The cath lab includes
the newest x-ray technology systems allowing physician to merge different
imaging modalities to guide procedures including new high-end, real-time
The cath lab provides the ability to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterizations
to diagnose and treat heart disease. Diagnostic procedures performed will
include cardiac catheterizations, pacemaker placements and defibrillator
“It has truly been a collaborative effort to get to this point of
bringing the cath lab to life,” states Doug McMillan, CEO of Cody
Regional Health. New cardiologists have joined the team and are already
seeing medical practice patients at the Cathcart Health Center and at
the outreach clinic in Worland.
Dr. Lewis Shuler, Cardiologist, began practice at the Cathcart location
beginning in mid-August. He is maintaining existing patients previously
served by Dr. Rashkow and is welcoming new patients to the practice. Dr.
Shuler will continue our cardiac presence in Worland through the outreach
clinic held the third Wednesday each month. Dr. Ralph Millsaps will join
the practice in early October.
Billings Clinic will provide interventional cardiologists monthly to complement
services. The Billings Clinic Department of Cardiology is the most comprehensive
heart and vascular program in the region with an expansive team of general
cardiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, as
well as cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons. The Interventional cardiologist
will perform cardiac cath procedures beginning in November.
By collaborating through this joint venture, Cody Regional Health and Billings
Clinic are bringing new physicians and cardiac related expertise to serve
all of Northwest Wyoming.
Both Cody Regional Health 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.
For assistance with this story please contact Ashley Trudo (307) 578-2512.