LEXINGTON, Ky. — Baptist Health Lexington has expanded its facilities to diagnose, treat and prevent heart disease with the opening of its new cardiology space at its Nicholasville Road campus.
The previous office included 20 rooms in around 16,000 s.f. of space. The new space, located on the fourth floor of the 1720 building features 33 exam rooms with close to 27,000 s.f.
A unique aspect of the workspace is that there are dedicated clinics for both general and interventional cardiology as well as electrophysiology. Larger doors were installed to better accommodate wheelchairs and power chairs, lobbies are more open and spacious, as are patient exam rooms and hallways.
The new facilities come at a time when Lexington leads the country for the increase in deaths from heart disease and strokes for ages 45 to 64, according to a recent story by The Wall Street Journal. In an analysis of U.S. mortality statistics The Journal found that such deaths in Lexington rose 27.9% from 2010-11 to 2015-16.
“In Kentucky there is a critical need for quality heart care at a hospital that can offer advanced diagnostic testing, treatments and cardiac rehab,” said electrophysiologist Dr. Gery Tomassoni. “Our new facilities will allow us to continue our work to coordinate care and improve health in our community.”