Catholic Medical Center

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Catholic Medical Center
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Catholic Medical Center
Geography
Location 100 McGregor Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Coordinates 42°59′29″N 71°28′31″W / 42.99139°N 71.47528°W / 42.99139; -71.47528Coordinates: 42°59′29″N 71°28′31″W / 42.99139°N 71.47528°W / 42.99139; -71.47528
Services
Helipad (FAA LID: 18NH)
Beds 330
History
Founded 1892
Links
Website http://www.catholicmedicalcenter.org
Lists Hospitals in New Hampshire

Catholic Medical Center (CMC) is a 330-bed not-for-profit full-service acute care hospital located in the West Side area of Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. CMC offers medical-surgical care with more than 26 subspecialties, inpatient and outpatient services, diagnostic imaging and a 30-bed 24-hour emergency department. Norris Cotton Cancer Center at CMC offers medical oncology and infusion services.

Overview[edit]

A rooftop helipad allows for incoming medevac transport of the most critically ill patients from the region.

Catholic Medical Center is home to the nationally recognized New England Heart Institute (NEHI) which provides a full range of cardiac services and is a pioneer in offering innovative surgical procedures.[citation needed] As one of the largest cardiac hospitals north of Boston, CMC has performed more than 70,000 invasive cardiac procedures, including an average of 400 open heart surgeries each year. The New England Heart Institute is home to the Cholesterol Management Center. Dr. Peter Klementowicz serves as the Medical Director of the Cholesterol Management Center; he is New Hampshire's only board-certified cardiologist/lipidologist. NEHI also offers cardiovascular rehabilitation and wellness education to help patients recover in a multi-step program of exercise, education, risk factor management and development of a healthy lifestyle. The New England Heart Institute is the region's premier comprehensive cardiac center[citation needed] with 32 board certified cardiologists, CT surgeons and mid-level providers who diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.

History[edit]

In May 2002, CMC opened The Mom's Place maternity center. Approximately 1,200 mothers use The Mom's Place and CMC's Special Care Nursery to deliver their babies each year.

CMC is one of the few hospitals in New England using the DaVinci Institute Surgical System to perform life-saving surgery with fewer complications. In 2009, CMC acquired a second robot to meet the increasing demand for minimally invasive surgeries. It was the first hospital in southern New Hampshire to utilize the 64-Slice CT Scanner to provide faster, less invasive diagnosis of cardiac disease. CMC is equipped with an Achieva Quasar dual 3.0T MRI from Phillips Medical Systems, allowing for higher resolution images in less time. The orthopedic surgeons now have access to the new O-ARM Imaging System, a high definition CT scan that provides real-time three-dimensional images during spine surgery. It also offers digital mammography.[citation needed]

Catholic Medical Center is located in northern New England. Manchester is located in southern New Hampshire, 20 miles (32 km) from the Massachusetts border and 58 miles (93 km) from Boston.