Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center (LHAAMC) has celebrated the completion of its 100th heart surgery procedure. The milestone occurred in October 2021, just 10 months after expanding its heart program in December 2020.
The journey began in 2015 when LHAAMC applied for a certificate of need (CON), with the goal to keep hundreds of patients in their community and avoid the stress of traveling to other hospitals for heart surgery and follow-up care.
Letters of support poured in from the community. “The hospital has been a destination for heart care for years, and adding cardiac surgery helps us better serve the thousands of heart patients who come to LHAAMC every year,” said Adrian Park, MD, chair of surgery.
In December 2020, just two days before Christmas, the first heart surgery was performed at LHAAMC.
Less than a year later, the program has performed more than 100 surgeries. The heart program will welcome Murtaza Y. Dawood, MD, an experienced cardiothoracic surgeon, in winter 2021.
For more information about heart surgery at LHAAMC, please call 443-481-1358.
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