International Heart Institute of Montana
At Providence St. Patrick Hospital
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Since its inception in 1995, under the inspirational vision of the late Dr. Carlos Durán, the International Heart Institute at Providence St. Patrick Hospital has established itself as a premier facility for excellence in cardiology, serving Montana, surrounding regions and beyond. This reputation of excellence has engendered demand from our growing region. Accordingly, that demand has created capacity and access issues, inviting an exciting and necessary opportunity to shift to an outpatient platform in support of the thriving IHI clinical programs.
The construction of this facility provides room for program growth and development—allowing us to continue to adapt to future needs in patient care, taking it 20 years into the future and allowing our physicians to continue to develop the clinical programs that patients are seeking to access. The new medical facility will support anticipated growth for decades to come with multiple benefits including:
- Consolidated cardiac clinics and echo cardiology services
- 23-hour Observation Unit
- Expanded Echocardiography Department to allow on site Trans-Esophageal Echos
- Designated onsite Catheterization Labs
- Expanded Vascular Surgery services
- Increased number of exam rooms to improve access for patients and reduce wait times for appointments.
This expansion will allow for outpatient clinic growth and innovative design for the ambulatory setting, re-shaping health care to ensure access to IHI team excellence, just as Dr. Duran envisioned.
International Heart Institute, Cardiac Excellence
At the International Heart Institute of Montana, we bring together an expert team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, nurses and others to perform advanced cardiac procedures and search for new and improved ways to treat heart disease.
Cardiac Catheterization Suite
IHI offers the latest technology with a new Cardiac Catheterization hybrid suite specially-equipped for performing percutaneous valve replacements ensuring our patients receive advanced, collaborative cardiac care.
Cath Observation Unit Expansion
The new Cardiac Catheterization Observation Unit allows for more efficient patient flow, before and after, diagnostics and life-saving procedures. With additional rooms, pre- and post-op patients can stay longer and don't need to be admitted to the hospital.
3D Echocardiogram Machine
With the addition of the Philips EPIQ 7 Echocardiogram Machine, our IHI providers are able to treat and diagnose 1,300 more patients every year and will allow physicians to read and scan 3-4 more patients every day.