St. Michael Medical Center
Located in Silverdale, we care for people in Kitsap, North Mason, Clallam and Jefferson counties.
Community Resources Update
November 30, 2020
Cutting-edge cardiac care
What you need to know
- The December 12 grand opening expands access to St. Michael Medical Center’s nationally recognized cardiology care in a state-of-the-art hospital.
- With nine new operating suites, a new hybrid operating room/catheterization lab, high-resolution CT scanners, and a new radial lounge, the Silverdale expansion allows St. Michael Medical Center to perform more minimally invasive cardiology procedures, shortens waiting times, and enhances safety.
Cutting-edge cardiac care, close to home: St. Michael Medical Center’s move expands access to high-quality cardiac care in Kitsap County
In a cardiac emergency, seconds count. When St. Michael opens its expanded Silverdale hospital on December 12, patients can access its award-winning cardiology care in a new facility designed to deliver faster, safer, treatment for acute and chronic heart conditions.
The hospital’s new hybrid operating room and catheterization laboratory, or cath lab, will facilitate seamless, coordinated care from diagnosis to treatment. Combining the diagnostic function of the cath lab with the surgical features of an operating room reduces the time between diagnosis and treatment during cardiac emergencies, said King. “In the hybrid operating room, we will have all the equipment need for immediate continuation of care. We’re also expanding our capacity to perform more minimally invasive surgical procedures.”
Just a few steps away, patients can recover from same-day catheterization procedures in the new radial lounge before a smooth, efficient discharge from the hospital. With comfortable lounge chairs, refreshments, and space to work or use electronic devices, the high-tech procedural space offers a modern approach to recovery, said Satyavardhan Pulukurthy, MD, cardiologist and director of the St. Michael cath lab.
“Patients recovering from catherization used be confined to a hospital bed. We have been a leader in radial catherization, which is safer and more comfortable for patients. The radial lounge represents the next step in offering this highly advanced care,” Pulukurthy said.
The hospital’s three new high-resolution computerized tomography (CT) scanners generate faster, more accurate images while exposing patients to 80 percent less radiation than traditional CT scans. “The high-resolution scanners allow us to more accurately look at cardiac pathology in real time, with less medical intervention needed to achieve those images,” King said.
In addition to its high-tech features, the new hospital gives each patient a private room, enhancing their comfort and safety. Private patient rooms facilitate high quality care by allowing more open communication between patients and providers, King noted. “In the new facility we will be totally committed to giving each individual patient their safest and most private environment along with the most advanced technology available today — right in their backyard.”