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Cardiac Care

Mosaic Heart Centre, Kinsmen EP Lab and GMS Cardiac Rhythm Device Clinic

Since day one in 1987, Hospitals of Regina Foundation has demonstrated a commitment to helping mend hearts across southern Saskatchewan.

October 2006 marked a defining moment in the history of cardiac care in our community. That was when the Foundation announced the largest single donation it had ever received, a $2 million commitment by the Mosaic Company to establish the Mosaic Heart Centre at Regina General Hospital (RGH). Mosaic’s ground-breaking investment was the catalyst that would take our community’s cardiac program to the next level, ensuring it would become a key centre of care.
 
The Mosaic Heart Centre opened later that year, featuring enhancements such as a revitalized catheterization lab, the province’s first electrophysiology lab and a cardiac outpatient clinic. It provided cardiologists and medical professionals with the state-of-the-art tools they needed to provide leading-edge cardiac care to people right here in southern Saskatchewan - from diagnosing cardiac diseases to delivering the most efficient and effective treatment possible.
 
Located in the Mosaic Heart Centre, the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation Electrophysiology (EP) Lab opened in 2011, thanks to a $1.25 million donation from the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation. The EP Lab treats patients who suffer from an irregular heart rhythm called arrhythmia. It is a potentially life-threatening condition that can result in blood clots, heart attacks or sudden death. Patients receive diagnostics, treatment and surgery, performed by doctors like Dr. Omar Sultan, Regina’s first EP physician and cardiologist.

Another partner, Group Medical Services (GMS), donated $500,000 to help expand the RGH’s Pacemaker Clinic, which was renamed the GMS Cardiac Rhythm Device Clinic. The investment by GMS went towards facility upgrades and the introduction of digital electrocardiogram (ECG) testing, which resulted in more accurate heart monitoring for patients with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators, as well as instant and reliable access to vital patient information for doctors. The investment also led to improved file management and storage systems to better serve patients who require specialized cardiac care services.
 
Did you know, in 2018 in Regina’s hospitals:

  • 416 open heart surgeries were performed
  • 560 patients received implants
  • 414 patients received pacemakers
  • 303 patients received treatment at the EP Lab
Learn more about the impact of cardiac care in Regina's hospitals by reading these stories:
 

Brad Lanz

Dave Harron

 

Ray Mastalier

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