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Dasher Memorial Heart Center

As the only open heart surgery center in south central Georgia, the Dasher Memorial Heart Center is helping to meet patient's cardiac needs by offering a wide range of cardiac care. 

The new Dasher Memorial Heart Center, opened in late summer 2013, is a modern state-of-the art facility allowing SGMC to serve patients with cardiac and specialty surgical needs including:

Non-Invasive Diagnostic Procedures

  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Holter Monitors
  • Transthoracic and Transesophageal 2D and 3D Echocardiograms
  • Routine Stress Tests
  • Dural Isotope Exercise and Pharmacologic Stress Tests
  • Tilt Table Tests
  • Treadmill Stress Echocardiograms

Cardiac Interventions

  • Angioplasty
  • Stent Placement
  • Pacemaker Implantation

Open-Heart Surgery

  • Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Valve Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery By-Pass Grafting

Cardiac Skilled Nursing

  • Single Stay Units adjust the level of nursing care to meet the patients’ needs
  • 24-bed Cardiac Progressive Unit - provides nursing care to patients with stable medical, interventional and/or surgical cardiac disorders and patients having cardiovascular diagnostic procedures 
  • 24-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - provides specialty nursing care for critically ill adults following cardiac surgery, cardiac interventions and other heart problems 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase 1, 2 and 3