WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
4th and Walnut Sts.
Lebanon, PA 17042
Nationally recognized heart care, right in your backyard.
At WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, we offer a range of high-quality cardiovascular services that rival those of world-class urban medical centers. In particular, our cardiac services were developed in response to the urgent healthcare needs of our community. We believe that Lebanon County residents shouldn’t have to go to Harrisburg, Hershey or Lancaster for excellent cardiovascular care.
With the needs of the community in mind, we began an open heart surgery program in April 2005, and a cardiac interventional program in June 2005. With our unique universal bed model for all open heart patients, we’ve been able to admit and discharge open heart surgery patients from the same room—eliminating transfers, standardizing care and improving outcomes.
We want to keep you and yours as healthy as possible, so we’re constantly expanding our cardiac services. For example, in June 2008, we added Electrophysiology Services (EP) to our program. With EP, we’re able to review the heart’s electrical activity and pathways, helping us diagnose abnormal rhythms. This knowledge allows us to give individualized life-saving treatments that are better-suited for specific conditions. That’s powerful medicine and comforting care, in action.
Open Heart Surgery
These procedures can be frightening, but with our experienced and knowledgeable surgical team, you couldn’t be in better hands. Our team is trained in the latest techniques for a wide variety of surgeries, including off-pump coronary artery bypass, surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation, and abdominal aortic aneurysm stenting.
Valve surgery treats the heart valves, which regulate the direction and flow of blood through the heart. These procedures include:
Thoracic surgery treats diseases affecting the chest wall, lungs and mediastinum. These procedures include:
We provide both traditional and minimally invasive techniques for our operative interventions.
In order to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care, we also treat disorders of the circulatory system. Vascular procedures available include:
Get the best in diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular services in our cardiac catheterization lab. This lab consists of two digital procedure labs, a 12-bed prep/recovery area and a private waiting area. It’s staffed 24/7 and strives to keep all door-to-balloon times within the 90-minute benchmark. Interventional procedures include:
Inpatient Services at The Good Samaritan Hospital
Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR)
The CVOR is a state-of-the-art two-room surgical suite. This unit incorporates sophisticated technology with an experienced and highly trained team of medical professionals, all dedicated to achieving the best possible patient outcomes.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The ICU is a nine-bed unit that provides intensive care services by highly skilled and compassionate nursing personnel, utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to individualize your care. This unit is located on the 2nd floor of the south wing.
Cardiovascular Unit (CVU)
The CVU is a nine-bed unit that cares for open heart patients from admission to discharge, following a process known as the “Cardiac Universal Bed.” Under this model, the patient is admitted immediately after surgery, recovering in one bed until they’re well enough to be sent home. The benefits include:
In addition, the Cardiac Universal Bed model promotes a collaborative approach to treatment, resulting in far better patient outcomes and health.
Electrophysiology (EP) Lab
The EP lab studies the heart’s electrical activities and pathways, helping to diagnose and treat abnormal rhythms. Opened in June 2008, it features a dedicated EP team and the latest technology.
Telemetry - 3 South
3 South is a 32-bed telemetry unit that provides patients with continuous cardiac monitoring, essential to positive outcomes for patients with certain conditions. Serving a predominately adult and geriatric population, the types of diagnoses include, but are not limited to: ruling out myocardial infraction, congestive heart failure, angina, irregular heart rhythms, respiratory dysfunction, and valvular dysfunction.
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