Finley Hospital in Iowa Submits Certificate of Need for Cardiac Cath Lab
Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, is filing a certificate of need to build a cardiac catheterization laboratory, according to a hospital news release.
The hospital aims to increase access to cardiac services. In 2010, 28 percent of Dubuque cardiac patients left the area to seek treatment. The cath lab will also target the cardiovascular mortality rate in the community, which is 9.7 percent higher than the statewide average, according to the release.
In addition, Dubuque's population is growing and aging, driving up the demand for cardiac services.
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