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Leading-Edge Cardiovascular Care

On May 11th, 2022, Representatives of Adventist Health St. Helena, the St. Helena Hospital Foundation and the Ghiringhelli family cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the Ghiringhelli Hybrid Operating Room.

The Adventist Health St. Helena Cardiovascular Suite and Ghiringhelli Hybrid Operating Room expands the Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute’s ability to provide the most advanced, cutting-edge heart and vascular care. Funded by the generous donors of St. Helena Hospital Foundation, the Cardiovascular Suite allows us to improve patient care while providing new capabilities for the many patients from around the region who choose Adventist Health St. Helena because of our multidisciplinary approach, dedication to excellent outcomes and highest quality experience.

“We have the most advanced cardiac program in the county and probably in the North Bay. We do everything here except heart transplants,” said Dr. Steven Herber, President, Adventist Health St. Helena. “This suite has given us the capability to double our cardiac (services).”

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Key features of the new Cardiovascular Suite

  • New Capabilities - Home to one of the North Bay’s only hybrid operating rooms, an advanced procedural space that combines all the best features of an operating room with state-of-the-art X-ray and ultrasound-based imaging. This means an interdisciplinary team can combine both surgical and catheter-based techniques in the best possible environment, resulting in better outcomes and quicker recovery.
  • Latest Technology - Houses the da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic surgical technology that enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
  • Expanded Access - Doubles Adventist Health St. Helena’s cardiac catheterization labs, allowing for better access to lifesaving care—both for a scheduled procedure or during a heart attack or other emergency.
  • Streamlined Patient Care - Improves patient experience and streamlines care by bringing patient reception and pre-operative space directly adjacent to the operating rooms and catheterization lab.
  • Dedicated Space Creates - a home for all the equipment, supplies and technology necessary for the many complex cases performed by heart and vascular physicians and other surgeons, from minimally-invasive heart valve replacements to advanced arrhythmia procedures, so they are always at the team’s fingertips.

Adventist Health St. Helena Cardiovascular Suite & Ghiringhelli Hybrid Operating Room

The new cardiovascular suite will allow the physicians of the Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute to continue their mission to provide the latest, most advanced treatments to residents of the North Bay and beyond. The Institute is a multi-specialty group made up of dedicated cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists and heart and vascular surgeons who are united by a passion to provide the most innovative treatment options. In collaboration, this team works to skillfully coordinate each stage of patient care. Our team has helped countless patients treat and manage arrhythmias, valve disease, peripheral artery disease and other heart, vascular and thoracic conditions.