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Linking Cath Labs & Informatics: Growing a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Program

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Saratoga Hospital has grown from a community hospital to a regional, integrated, 130-provider delivery network. Growth seeded the need for a dedicated PCI program that went live in January along with a complete technology overhaul: cath lab, echo, hemodynamic monitoring and a fully integrated cardiovascular information system. The PCI program, close to 100 interventions later, is considered a jewel of the county. It also is a model for other facilities needing a technology refresh.


  • Mary Jo LaPosta, MS, PhD, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Care and Organizational Excellence; Chief Nursing Officer
  • Gary M. Idelchik, MD, FACC, Cardiac Catheterization, CardioVascular Services
  • Diane Bartos, RN, Director of Intensive Care Services