September 4, 2020 – Westside Regional Medical Center is leading the way in advanced cardiovascular treatments that help save lives. After over two years, Westside Regional Medical Center recently completed its brand new state-of-the-art Philips Azurian Cath Lab Replacement. The new Cath lab offers physicians increased viewing flexibility, deepen insight of coronaries, 2D images and seamless user experience to enhance decision making.  
Spearheaded by Westside Regional’s Chief Operating Officer, Ashley Vertuno, the Broward County hospital started this project back in 2018. “I am extremely proud of our team’s accomplishments in reopening one of our Cath labs,” said Ashley Vertuno, Chief Operating Officer at Westside Regional. “Westside is proud to provide high-quality care, while offering the most state-of-the-art equipment to our community.”
The facility has assembled a team of experienced and compassionate physicians devoted to heart care for every patient. They have expert physicians in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, advanced heart failure and cardiovascular imaging, interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac anesthesia and structural heart. The 250-bed award winning hospital offers treatment options for patients with any heart valve disease too narrow (stenosis) or leaky (regurgitation), heart vessel (Coronary Artery) blockage, previous heart valve surgery with prosthetic valve failure, intolerance to blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation, as well as congenital openings between the chambers of your heart.
Alongside Barbara J. Simmons, RN, the Chief Executive Officer at Westside Regional and Dr. Arnoldp Ghitis, the Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology Services, Westside’s cardiac team did not miss an opportunity to celebrate with a ribbon cutting!
Westside Regional Medical Center provides superior heart care from a highly skilled team of physicians specializing in internal medicine, cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular surgery. The team implements demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating a wide range of cardiovascular conditions, including chest pain and heart attack.
Their experienced physician specialists, nurses, technologists and other cardiovascular health professionals know that having a healthy heart is critical to leading a healthy life.
For more information on Westside Regional’s cardiac and structural heart services, please call 954.370.5585 or visit 
About Westside Regional Medical Center
Westside Regional Medical Center, an award-winning 250-bed hospital, is recognized for providing a wide array of services to the residents of Broward County, South Florida and visitors from around the world. We offer 24-hour comprehensive medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including oncology, cardiology and emergency care. Westside Regional also offers the community with the latest in minimally invasive spine and colorectal surgery and is one of only nine Joint Commission certified centers in the United States for minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Not only is Westside Regional certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA), but it also received its Thrombectomy Capable Center certification from the Joint Commission. Westside Regional Medical Center is also a teaching and research facility, offering Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs in podiatry, surgery and internal medicine. For over 45 years, Westside Regional Medical Center has been committed to expanding and improving every facet of the organization, devoting significant time and resources to enhancing the facility, staff and medical care. Westside Regional Medical Center has an outstanding staff, which includes physicians, specialists and employees, all of whom place importance in making their patients feel welcome and comfortable.
For more information visit or call 954-370-5585.
Westside Regional Medical Center is a facility of HCA East Florida. HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has nearly 7,000 physicians on staff. For more information, visit
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