To better accommodate a growing number of cardiovascular patients from across a wide region, Shockey recently completed a 66,000-SF addition to Winchester Medical Center’s (WMC) Heart & Vascular Center.
Specialists and services for the prevention, early diagnosis and advanced treatment of cardiovascular disease now reside together under a new four-story wing that adjoins the existing 22,000 SF Heart & Vascular Center on the WMC campus.
The expansion gives patients easy access to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Advanced Heart Failure Center, imaging and other services. Besides housing the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program and an outpatient laboratory for patient convenience, the new building also includes new clinic and office space for more than 40 cardiovascular physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs). According to the Winchester Star, every practice in the new building can now accommodate 30% to 50% more patients.
Experts from the new center say the supportive environment will aid patients who have had heart attacks in building their endurance and cardiac function again, and help them feel like they can soon return to normal.
In 2019, nearly 60% of WMC’s 7,000 heart and vascular patients came from outside Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties.
Shockey began site work in March 2018 and the building opened in February 2020. In September, the center received the 2020 Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology, one of only 124 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
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