New EKG Center Opens at Confederate Hospital
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New EKG Center Opens At Confederate Hospital Confederate Memorial Medi-cal Center's new Electrocar-diogram (EKG) Center opened last week, according to Dr. Rod M. Yeager, director on the hospital. The new facility is located on the second floor of the hospital a section formerly used for the obstelncs-gynecology clinic. The floor connects with the second-floor outpatient c l i n i c here the medicine clinic is held. The only renovation required or the switchover was repaint-the area, according to Dr. Stephen P. Glasser, assistant professor of medicine at the LSU School of Medicine at Shreveport, who is in charge of the Section of Cardiology. The primary advantage of the new space, Glasser said, is that it puts the entire EKG division in one area. Previously it had been spread over one floor in the hospital, with storage in one section, EKG mounting activi-ties in one section, offices in another, a-rid testing in another. Also, where there were two EKG units in one room separat-ed by a thin curtain, the new area provides for four units (divided into individual cubicles. PROCEDURES ROOM The new space also has a special procedures room for more elaborate diagnostic test-ing equipment. One of these, G l a s s e r pointed out is an exercise EKG treadmill, which provides testing of the patient with coronary artery disease before and after exercise. He might, for instance, test normal while resting but become abnor-mal after exercise. There is office space for Elaine Stewart, the nurse super-visor, and Mary G. Hall, secre-tary, and for the cardiology technicians, Faye M. Gill and Ernestine Moore. A thin space between the testing rooms and the wall provides ample space for filing records, d a t i n g back three years. Older records are stored elsewhere. "We have a lot more room to put everything together," Glas-ser said. Glasser also said that the new quarters mean patients won't have as far to go and that the flow of patients in and out will be quicker. Previous quarters) were on the seventh floor. "It will cut the waiting time,"| he said. G l a s s e r said another plus factor with the new quarters is a w a i t i n g area outside the station door, also something there was no room for in the older quarters.
|Title||New EKG Center Opens at Confederate Hospital|
Moore, John A.
Confederate Memorial Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
Glasser, Stephen P.
Cardiology Section (Louisiana State University Medical Center - Shreveport)
|Notes||Photo of Dr. Stephen Glasser|
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