CHI St. Luke’s Memorial Brings Cardiovascular Care To Surrounding Communities

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Patients in rural East Texas now have access to outpatient, diagnostic procedures through CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial’s Heart & Vascular Mobile Imaging unit. This unique cardiovascular imaging department on wheels provides echocardiograms, carotid scans and most vein studies to patients who may not have the ability to travel to Lufkin. These procedures are important and can oftentimes be life-saving.

The Heart & Vascular Mobile Imaging is designed for comfort and privacy and is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology. All tests and procedures are performed by a certified Echo Technologist. (Contributed photo)
The Heart & Vascular Mobile Imaging is designed for comfort and privacy and is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology. All tests and procedures are performed by a certified Echo Technologist. (Contributed photo)

“East Texans are at an all-time high risk for cardiovascular disease, and many can’t afford to travel to Lufkin to have preventative, and oftentimes necessary, imaging procedures. That’s why we’re bringing the imaging tests to them,” said Ilyas M. Khan, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist. “We will be traveling all across East Texas making sure our neighbors get the care they need and deserve.”

All tests and procedures are performed by a certified Echo Technologist inside of the van for privacy and convenience.

Services include:

· Echocardiograms: An ultrasound that views the heart’s structure and checks how well it functions.

· Carotid Scans: An ultrasound that views the insides of your carotid arteries.

· Most Vein Studies: An ultrasound that views veins and arteries in the legs to identify any blockages or other issues preventing good blood flow.

“Our mission at CHI St. Luke’s Health is to create healthier communities and this mobile imaging unit is helping us accomplish that goal,” said CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial COO & Lufkin President Shawn Barnett. “No longer are we confined inside the walls of the hospital and relying on patients to come to us when they are sick. We are bringing preventative, innovative care to the people who need it most, right where they are.”

The mobile unit will be available Monday through Thursday on a rotating schedule.

Day of the Week

Location

Town

Monday

420 Tenaha Street

Center

Tuesday

Vein & Leg Pain Center,

209 Gaslight Blvd.

Lufkin

Wednesday

1305 E. Main

Jasper

Thursday

2120 Worth St.

Hemphill

These additional locations will be scheduled as needed:

· TCH Family Medical Clinic, 104 N. Beech St., Woodville

· Corrigan Medical Clinic, 103 Hospital St., Corrigan

· Health Center of SouthEast TX, 1651 S. Byrd Ave, Shepherd

· Alabama-Coushata Chief Kina Health Clinic, 129 Daycare Rd, Livingston

· Huntington Housing Authority, 210 W. Walnut St., Huntington

· Groveton Family Medical Clinic, 110 N. Magee Ave., Groveton

· Memorial Medical Clinic, 21 Alpine St., Coldspring

To schedule an appointment, patients must have a doctor’s referral. For more information, call (936) 634-8900.

Grace Baldwin
(Bethany) Grace Baldwin has an Associate Degree in Journalism from Angelina College and is working on a double major of English and Journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University. She thoroughly enjoys reading, writing, and has an indelible passion for words.

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