Rutland Regional raises money to bring nuclear medicine camera to Rutland Heart Center

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RUTLAND — Thanks to the generosity and support of the community, Rutland Regional Medical Center recently exceeded its $377,000 goal in support of the Imagine a Healthy Heart campaign to bring a new nuclear medicine camera to the Rutland Heart Center.

The Rutland Health Foundation, the fundraising department of Rutland Regional Medical Center, reported $377,788 gifts and pledges raised as of the campaign close on September 30, 2019.

“The support we receive from the community continues to make a difference for our patients”, said Claudio Fort, President, and CEO.

Cardiology nuclear stress testing is a vital preventative procedure for outpatients with coronary artery disease.

Imaging determines a patient’s risk of heart attack or another cardiac event.

The new camera comes with enhanced capabilities including improved imaging, improved patient comfort, and reduced scan time to optimize the patient experience.

The camera has been installed at the Rutland Heart Center and is fully operational.

“Having the new nuclear medicine camera means our cardiologists will be using the best technology to diagnose, our patients will have a better experience, and our healthcare system will be more efficient”, said Michael E. Robertello, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP.