2-28-2023 – UNC Health Caldwell announces plans for heart center

Posted on: February 28th, 2023 by admin No Comments


February 28 2023



Feb 24, 2023


LENOIR — UNC Health Caldwell announced plans on Friday for a major addition to its campus, the AP and Bunch Anderson Heart Center. The new center will enhance a critically important and growing service for the community. According to the most recent available data in 2020, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Caldwell County.


“We have observed significant growth in our heart programs with the expansion of interventional cardiology, addition of electrophysiology services, and the initiation of the cardiac rehabilitation program,” said Laura Easton, president and CEO of UNC Health Caldwell. “We are always looking for ways to improve the experience and care our patients receive. This new expansion allows us to continue growing to meet the needs, both current and future, of our region.”


“When a person needs care for their heart disease, they come to UNC Health for the best possible treatment. I am proud to associate myself with this new heart center because I know patients will experience the highest quality of care available,” said AP Anderson, lead donor for the AP and Bunch Anderson Heart Center.


The new state-of-the-art Anderson Heart Center will include cutting edge heart catheterization technology, expanded space for heart and vascular procedures, and comfortable areas for patients to prepare and recover. The space was designed by the cardiac team with the patient’s comfort and care as the top priority.


The new heart center is just one addition that will be made at UNC Health Caldwell in the coming months. Other critical needs are being addressed in a $33 million expansion which includes a new clinical lab, inpatient pharmacy, cafeteria and kitchen.


The Caldwell Memorial Hospital Foundation will be announcing a capital campaign in the spring that will support the growth at UNC Health Caldwell. For more information, contact Foundation Executive Director Virginia Hoyle at 757-5524 or virginia.hoyle@unchealth.unc.edu

Leave a Reply

©2011-2014 Economic Development Commission of Caldwell County • Site Mapinfo@caldwelledc.orgWebsite by Market Force