Keesler lab busiest in Defense Department system

by Wally Northway

Published: December 23,2010

Tags: healthcare, hospitals, military

BILOXI — The 81st Medical Group Hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory team at Keesler Air Force Base treats more patients annually than any other medical facility in the Department of Defense.

Led by Lt. Col. (Dr.) Steven Kindsvater, 81st Medical Operations Squadron cardiovascular services chief, the 19 medical professionals will complete more than 1,000 procedures in 2010.

Most U.S. military hospitals have seen a decline in heart catheterization lab volume, but not at Keesler.

“What accounts for the high number of procedures is our aggressiveness in seeking patients in our community to treat, including the many veterans we see as a result of our close relationship with the Veterans Administration hospital system,” Kindsvater said.

Kindsvater, who’s been at Keesler since 2002, estimates he has completed at least 7,000 procedures.

[RSS Feed] [del.icio.us]



To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.

POST A COMMENT

 

Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

Still planning that summer vacation?

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTER

Top Posts & Pages

%d bloggers like this: