RMC installs generator for its cardiac cath lab

Published 5:23 am Friday, February 17, 2017

Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton recently placed a new generator to run the cardiac catheterization (cath) lab. The Taylor TD175 Generator is a 175 KW, EPA stationary stand-by diesel generator which is 277/480 volts, 3 phase, and 60 hertz.

This new addition to our facility will help the hospital’s cardiac cath lab continue to grow, being able to complete more procedures without consideration of weather or power supply.

“We are excited about the new possibilities this generator will provide us with,” said Marty Rogers, director of the RMC cardiac cath lab. “One being, decreasing any delays in care of patient who need invasive cardiovascular procedure.”

The RMC cardiac cath lab, though fairly new, is taking great strides. Since starting cardiac catheterization procedures in late October, it has completed cardiac stents on 16 patients, with the help of Dr. Itel and Dr. Quevado.

“Being the first cardiac cath lab in Washington Parish is a great accomplishment, but we continue to strive for excellence, for not only ourselves but our community,” said Peter Sullivan, CEO.