Mercy Hospital Washington Launches $10 Million Cardiovascular Cath Lab Expansion

January 29, 2024

WASHINGTON, Mo. – As more cardiology patients in Franklin County and surrounding communities need additional convenient access to heart care, Mercy Hospital Washington is expanding its cardiovascular catheterization lab to meet the increasing patient demand.

The growth and enhancement project will add a third procedure suite, additional pre/post-procedure rooms and upgrade all existing rooms with the most modern equipment available. The phased construction plan, scheduled to last 12 to 18 months, is tailored to keep current spaces fully functional, ensuring patients continue to receive seamless care throughout the project.

“The $10 million expansion of the cath lab is more than just construction; it’s a testament to Mercy’s commitment to provide exceptional health care for our patients close to home,” said Eric Eoloff, president of Mercy Washington Community. “As more patients choose Mercy for care, it’s important that we are resourced to provide the access they need right here in Washington.”

Because the cath lab expansion will change the look of the first floor, the hospital's beloved chapel will be relocated to the second floor near registration and the cafeteria. All spiritual care services will continue during the transition and be available for all patients and co-workers. 

Mercy doctor's coat

Mercy Washington’s Cardiovascular Catheterization Lab History:

July 2005
Began offering scheduled diagnostic cardiovascular catheterizations two days a week.

September 2011     
Started operating 24/7 and caring for patients with emergency needs, such as heart attacks.

October 2012         
Added a second procedure suite and began offering more procedures ranging from testing to opening blocked arteries in the arms, legs, abdomen and neck.     

January 2024         
Announced expansion project to add a third procedure suite, additional pre/post-procedure rooms and upgrade equipment in all rooms/suites.