Calhoun County 911 releases a statement on social media regarding the temporary closing of Stringfellow Memorial Hospital’s cardiac catheterization unit. In a statement from the hospital received by TV24, today they say:
The Stringfellow Memorial Hospital cardiac catheterization unit is temporarily closed. However, patients needing cardiac care remain in the best possible hands at Stringfellow. An accredited chest pain center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, our facility continues to have 24 -7 cardiology physician coverage. Patients will be assessed in the emergency room if presenting with a cardiac event. In the instance a patient requires cardiac catheterization, a referral will be made to a neighboring facility in the area. In the meantime, Stringfellow encourages anyone who believes he or she may be having a cardiac event to not take matters into their own hands. Instead, call 911 immediately for help.