Good for Your Heart - Three Partners in Your Cardiovascular Care

Dr. John Edmunds

Caldwell Memorial Hospital thinks your heart matters. That's why CMH welcomed Cardiologist Dr. John Edmunds to its new practice - Robbins Cardiology located inside Robbins Medical Park - in January of this year. And that was just the beginning.

On February 8, Dr. Edmunds reopened the catheterization lab at Caldwell Memorial. The new state-of-the-art lab has unprecedented images, making for greater clarity and better care.

On February 23, at the inaugural Wear Red luncheon, Caldwell Memorial Hospital President and CEO Laura Easton announced the third partner in this new and exciting cardiovascular care program. Easton said that Mission Heart, part of Mission Health in Asheville, was selected as the hospital's partner for tertiary cardiovascular care (services not available in our community) because it stood "tall among the rest." Among the reasons? In addition to Mission Health's recently naming among the Top 15 Healthcare Systems in the U.S. by Thompson Reuters, Mission Heart has the highest rating possible from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, offers six dedicated cardiovascular operating rooms including a new hybrid OR; and performs a number of key and innovative procedures including:

  • coronary artery bypass grafting,
  • mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement
  • aortic and pulmonary valve replacement
  • ventricular remodeling
  • surgical cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • transmyocardial laser revascularization

Like Dr. Edmunds and Caldwell Memorial, Mission Heart also believes that patients should receive all the appropriate care that they can within their own communities and travel to tertiary facilities only when the required level of care demands it. That means that more cardiology patients can have their care close to home. Another similarity? Each partner firmly believes that healthy lifestyles - good nutrition, exercise, and not smoking - are the foundations of heart health.

Robbins Cardiology is located inside Robbins Medical Park, across from Caldwell Memorial Hospital, at 322 Mulberry Street, SW in Lenoir. For more information, call 828-757-6462.

Caldwell Physicians, Robbins Cardiology and Robbins Medical Park are divisions of Caldwell Memorial Hospital.