Start! campaign, we encourage the community to be Heart Smart.
In 2004, SMH became the first facility in East St. Tammany Parish to offer multi-slice CT scanning, which provides highly detailed images of the circulatory system and internal organs.
The 16-slice scanner and its new 64-slice counterpart give SMH physicians and patients access to potentially life-saving technologies such as CT angiography, CT fluoroscopy and calcium scoring, all non-invasive procedures that can detect problems early, when they are most treatable.
The 64-slice scanner is fast enough to create a clear, stop-action image of a beating heart while requiring nothing more invasive than an IV injection in the patient's arm.
SMH in 2008 became the first hospital in the area to offer Spectranetics Excimer Laser Ablation treatment for patients suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The system produces pulsed bursts of ultraviolet (UV) light energy that vaporize blockages in the arteries into tiny particles that are easily absorbed into the blood stream.
Cardiac Surgery / Critical Care Services
Two full-service Heart Surgery Suites
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
13-bed Medical Intensive Care
Six-bed Surgical Intensive Care
30-bed Cardiac/Medical Telemetry Unit
12 bed Pre- and Post-Cardiac Surgery and Intervention Unit