The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 17, 2013

RGH suspends heart stent procedures until Monday

From staff reports

BECKLEY —  Officials at Raleigh General Hospital issued a statement late Thursday afternoon indicating that “due to the unexpected unavailability of physician coverage,” cardiac stent procedures won’t be available to area residents at the Beckley facility until Monday, May 20.

 No other details were provided by hospital officials.

 Interventional cardiac care procedures were launched at RGH in November 2009 to serve a growing need for angioplasty lab services in southern West Virginia.