Reynolds cuts ribbon on newest, state-of-the-art cath lab in Ohio Valley

GLEN DALE, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the grand re-opening of its cardiovascular lab.

Dr. Walid Gharib gives a tour of the new cath lab at Reynolds Memorial
Walid Gharib, M.D., interventional cardiologist, gives a tour of the new cardiovascular lab at WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

The Reynolds cardiovascular lab first opened on February 14, 2007. Since then, more than 2,700 cardiac catheterizations have been performed. On March 20, the lab was temporarily closed to invest nearly $2 million in renovations and new equipment to advance the quality of care in the community.

“This is the next major step in the growth of cardiovascular care here at Reynolds Memorial Hospital,” Walid Gharib, M.D., interventional cardiologist, said. “Our patients will have advanced imaging, state-of-the-art technology right here in Glen Dale. Diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, carotid artery disease, pacemakers, defibrillators, drainage of fluid around the heart – everything that you would normally have to go to another center to get, will be available right here.”

Dr. Gharib will perform the first cardiac catheterization in the new lab tomorrow (June 12). To schedule an appointment, call 304-843-3453.

The newly renovated cardiovascular lab is the latest of service and facility upgrades at Reynolds.

“WVU Medicine is committed to bringing services and physicians to the community, so you can stay close to home,” Reynolds President and CEO David Hess, M.D., said. “More than 95 percent of the patients that come through the door at Reynolds, stay at Reynolds.”

WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital is a nonprofit, acute-care community hospital with 90 beds, including a 20-bed Skilled Nursing Unit. Reynolds joined WVU Medicine on October 1, 2016, and has continued to grow and expand services to provide quality care in the Ohio Valley.