3-3-2023 – New cardiovascular suite will be named in memory of William R. Johnson

Posted on: March 3rd, 2023 by admin No Comments


March 3 2023





LENOIR – UNC Health Caldwell announced further details on a new cardiovascular procedure suite which will be a key area of the more than $33 million planned expansion to begin later this year. The area will be named in memory of William R. “Bill” Johnson, a long time advocate and past Board President of UNC Health Caldwell and Board Member Emeritus of Caldwell Memorial Hospital Foundation. The suite will be located on the 2nd floor within the new AP and Bunch Anderson Heart Center.


The current cardiac catherization lab was last renovated in 1998, and has significantly outgrown its space needs. In addition, the current equipment is at “end of life” and will be replaced with new state-of-the-art equipment.


“The new Johnson Family Cardiovascular Procedure Suite will significantly improve and expand many heart and vascular procedures. The enlarged area and new equipment will allow UNC Health Caldwell to continue to provide the highest quality of care available,” said Dr. Andy Chiu, UNC heart & vascular cardiologist.


“This is such a fitting way to recognize Bill’s long history of leadership service to our hospital and Foundation,” said Bob Floyd, past Board Chair. “We are very grateful to Bill’s family, specifically his sister Russellene Angel and children Russ and Meghan, for their generous financial support of this critical new area.”


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

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