HonorHealth to Advance Heart and Vascular Services With Funding From The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has issued a $500,000 matching grant to aid HonorHealth in its expansion of the heart and vascular services offered at the HonorHealth Shea Medical Center. The new Bob & Renee Parsons Coronary and Structural Heart Lab will provide patients with access to innovative procedures and the most advanced technology available. The updates will also support HonorHealth’s industry-leading research efforts and further demonstrate the organization’s leadership in providing breakthrough cardiovascular therapies. The dollar-for-dollar match will run through March 31, 2019.

“Nationally, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and nearly one third of our hospital patients are touched by cardiac issues,” said Jared Langkilde, HonorHealth Foundation President. “The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is providing critical support to help ensure patients in our community benefit from the latest in medical and technological advances.”

HonorHealth has been strategically enhancing and growing its heart and vascular services. The Bob & Renee Parsons Coronary and Structural Heart Lab will set the benchmark for medical imaging and increase precision for minimally invasive procedures.

“The physicians at HonorHealth, like my cardiologist Dr. David Rizik, work every day to change the lives of patients with life-threatening cardiac conditions, and they need to have the right tools for the job,” said businessman Bob Parsons. “Renee and I issued the matching grant to encourage others in the community to join us in supporting not just a cardiac lab, but the continuing health and well-being of our community.”

To be completed in early 2019, the lab will provide benefits to doctors, patients and the community at large by:

HonorHealth is an integrated, community based system of care that engages more than 3,400 expert physicians, 11,600 dedicated employees and more than 3,000 caring volunteers – all working in partnership to advance the HonorHealth mission to improve the health and well-being of those it serves. The HonorHealth cardiology team coordinates with the medical community locally, nationally and globally to participate in studies, test new devices and spread medical knowledge and expertise. To learn more, visit HonorHealth.com/foundation.