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Carotid stenting offering hope to at risk patients

Some patients who are at risk for stroke may not be candidates for conventional surgery to unblock the arteries for a number of reasons.

Those patients may fair better with carotid stenting, because it doesn't require general anesthesia and it's a quick procedure. It's done in about 15 to 20 minutes in a cath lab and only involves overnight hospitalization


New Technology Improves EMS Response Times

Panama City - Bay Medical EMS says thanks to some new upgrades it's made, we'll all get the help we need a lot faster. EMS recently added a new communication system between it's communication center and ambulances that help relay important information quickly.


National Nurses Week

Tuesday, Bay Medical Center showed some of their nurses just how much they are appreciated.

As part of nurses week celebration hospital officials handed out "Nursing Excellence Awards." Many nurses were nominated from the different departments, and Tuesday four outstanding nurses were given the final awards.


Heart Mapping Technology & Cardiac Ablation Returns Pilot to the Cockpit

An irregular heartbeat not only causes worry, but it can interfere with daily life. Technology available in our area allows doctors to treat the problem and get people back to their normal activities quickly.

An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. Doctors can treat it by performing a cardiac ablation, all while using a mapping system to view the heart in three dimensions.


Bay Medical Uses World's Smallest Heart Pump for Critically Ill Heart Patients

Bay Medical Uses World's Smallest Heart Pump for Critically Ill Heart Patients

Bay Medical’s Heart Institute is now using Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 heart pump, the World’s Smallest Heart Pump, as a new treatment option to assist critically ill heart patients. Interventional cardiologists Samir Patel, M.D. and Amir Haghighat, M.D. have used the new device with the first procedure being performed locally in March.


New Treatment for Acid Reflux - First Patient Shares Her Story

New Treatment for Acid Reflux - First Patient Shares Her Story

No more pills, no more pain. Bay Medical now offers an incisionless surgery to relieve chronic acid reflux.  Using an endoscope, a new valve is created at the top of the patient's stomach preventing acid from going up into the esophagus.


Bay Medical Names Officers for 2011 Board of Trustees

Bay Medical recently elected new board officers for 2011.  Floyd Skinner will serve as chairman, Don Connor as vice chairman and James T. Cook III, MD, as secretary/treasurer. 


Bay Medical to Participate in Research of Placentas for Use in Tissue Grafts

Bay MedicalCenter and their current tissue donation organization, LifeNet Health of FL, will now begin collecting placentas for research. Extensive research will be conducted to evaluate the placental tissue for transplantable grafts that could be utilized for treating burns and chronic wounds as well as repair of corneal scarring.


Bay Medical Chosen by Consumers as Highest Quality Provider in Research Study

National Research Corporation Releases 2010/2011 Consumer Choice Awards


New Handheld Ultrasound in the ER Speeds Up Diagnosis

Bay Medical is putting a new twist on diagnostic technology that has been around for a few years that will save time and make patients more comfortable in the Emergency Room.

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