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About Palmetto General Hospital

Palmetto General Hospital opened its doors in 1971 with just 50 beds. Today, our hospital serves more than 130,000 patients per year. From bariatrics to breast cancer imaging, we’ve received many designations for quality care. Although we appreciate these prestigious honors, we are most honored by the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones. We’re committed to finding new ways to improve and make our hospital the best place for patients, physicians and employees. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and we are here any time you need help.

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Palmetto General Hospital Unveils New Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Feb 12, 2020

 Cath Lab Opening

Left to right: Vilma Medio, director of marketing; Yvonne Odette, director of business development; Ana Mederos, CEO;Dr. Jose Marquez, medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab; Dayami Rodriguez, director of the cardiac catheterization lab; Dr. Victor Pazos, intervenional cardiologist.

Hialeah, Florida. (November 23, 2015) –Palmetto General Hospital is proud to offer its patients and the community a new cardiac catheterization laboratory that will help treat and prevent a wide range of cardiac conditions.

Cardiac catheterization involves threading a long, thin flexible tube through an artery or vein, usually in the arm or upper thigh, to the heart. This procedure may be performed to help diagnose or evaluate coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects or heart valve problems, and can also help identify causes of heart failure or cardiomyopathy.

“The team at our Heart Institute is dedicated to implementing the most up-to-date treatment options to address the community’s heart problems,” said Ana Mederos, CEO at Palmetto General Hospital. “Under the direction of interventional cardiologist, Dr. Jose Marquez, I am confident that we will be able to continue making advancements in cardiac treatment.”

Additional procedures that can be performed in conjunction with cardiac catheterization include repairing certain kinds of heart defects or stuck heart valves, or opening blocked arteries in the heart. Cardiac catheterizations are performed frequently and rarely cause serious problems or complications.

The Heart Institute at Palmetto General Hospital offers a comprehensive multi-specialty program devoted to heart and vascular health that addresses each patient’s particular needs. For more information on the cardiac cath lab and other services offered at the institute, please call (305) 823-5000 or visit