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2009: Angiography and Catheterization

Faced with an increased demand for catheterization services, Hill Country Memorial determined that it was time to both upgrade the current catheterization lab that had been in service for 10 years and build a new catheterization lab. Total cost for the project was slated at $3.3 million to build and equip. The Foundation was asked to raise $1.8 million for acquisition of new state-of-the-art angiography equipment for both cath labs. Initial seed money for the project came from Gala XIII, which provided $414,000, a new fund-raising record. An additional $880,000 was granted by private foundations, both locally and regionally.

The remaining funds were donated by many generous contributors that included individuals and corporations. These cath labs will help the hospital meet increasing demand to treat patients with cardiac complications, vascular disease and digestive disorders in a less-invasive manner.

High-quality health care has always been an expectation for the citizens of the community. This was as true in 1971 when the hospital was built, as it is today. And the legacy of the original visionaries continues today as like-minded citizens join together to support the Hill Country’s hospital.

“We want to be a beacon of hope, a hospital that cares about the emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of its patients.” – José A. Lopez, MD, FACP