Thomas Hospital hoping to expand Fairhope cardiac unit

Thomas Hospital currently has two cardiac catheterization rooms that are also used for non-cardiac cases, but recently the hospital proposed to the State Health Planning and Development Agency that the electrophysiology room also be used for cardiac cases since the equipment is capable of such cases and patient and employee scheduling would benefit

The new room would be operational in March 2011 to begin helping patients, Garner said.

Thomas Hospital hoping to expand Fairhope cardiac unit