Heart and vascular patients have access to state-of-the-art treatment with the addition of a new interventional/catheterization lab at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields.
Staff gathered in person and virtually for a blessing on April 22, with Franciscan Health Olympia Fields President and CEO Allan M. Spooner thanking those who had a hand in developing the vision for the new interventional/catheterization lab and making it a reality.
"We are proud that our patients in south suburban Chicago not only have access to some of the finest physicians and clinicians in the area but we are able to give them the confidence that they are cared for in a first-rate facility with the latest medical technology," he said.
Kevin Roesch, administrative director of cardiovascular services, said the lab’s sophisticated Philips system provides enhanced image quality and the capability to do complex cases from chin to toes. He noted that the details in the lab were designed with significant input from physicians and staff.
“This is a place where we try to take care of everybody. We are so greatly blessed to have excellent cardiologists and excellent interventional radiologists,” Roesch said. “We take care of people who have heart disease, have cancerous tumors, and those who need more advanced procedures. This room was designed with the help of our doctors so that we can better treat all of our patients.”
Roesch added praise for all the physicians and clinical staff who strive each day to provide comfort, relieve suffering and prolong life no matter the challenges they face.
Father Philip Cyscon, Spiritual Care Services at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, led the services and performed the blessing.