York Hospital will soon receive $2.5 million toward the renovation of their Cardiac Catheterization Lab. U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) secured the funds through the omnibus funding package, Fiscal Year 2023 Health and Human Services appropriations bill.

“Mainers in every part of our state should be able to receive the vital medical services they need, which is why I have long advocated for funding to support access to quality rural health care,” said Senator Collins. “Upgrading and renovating York Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab will provide York County residents with access to the most advanced care, improving health outcomes.”

York Hospital President and CEO, Dr. Patrick Taylor, thanked Senator Collins and Senator King for supporting the hospital’s request for funding. “Swift access to medical care is critical for patients who are experiencing life-threatening cardiac events” explained Dr. Taylor. “This funding will allow us to make capital improvements that will literally help our caregivers save lives, and we are incredibly grateful to both Senator Collins and Senator King for supporting our mission to deliver the highest quality medical care to our communities in southern Maine.”

“From food banks and hospitals to job training programs and infrastructure upgrades, Maine’s 2023 Congressionally-Directed Spending supports important projects across the state that will improve the lives of Maine people and invest in the future of our communities,” added Senator King.

Cardiac catheterization labs are specialized areas in the hospital where physicians perform minimally invasive tests and advanced cardiac procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.

The funding will support York Hospital’s efforts to upgrade its existing cardiac catheterization lab equipment. Newer equipment will allow York Hospital medical staff to diagnose and treat blockages more effectively by delivering clear imaging and managing radiation dosage during procedures.

To make an appointment or for more information regarding cardiology services, visit our Cardiovascular Care web page. For further information about other York Hospital programs and services, contact Community Relations at 207-351-2385 or [email protected].