Address: 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Project Directors: Jacce Mikulanec and James Gomes Contact phone numbers: 808-691-7994 and 808-691-5905 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Website: https://www.queens.org/ The funding request for The Queen’s Medical Center will be used to purchase a modernized air handling system for the Cath Labs and Electrophysiology Labs to provide the safest environment for patients and caregivers, help further prevent the spread of infectious disease, and better control any risk of airborne infection. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of cardiovascular disease and is the leading cause of death in the U.S., Hawaii – and especially among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. And few diseases have impacted the field of cardiology more than atrial fibrillation. It is by far the most common heart rhythm disorder in adults and is largely related to aging. An increasing elderly population is expected to impact atrial fibrillation prevalence further. To meet the demand for electrophysiology, The Queen’s Medical Center has significantly expanded its team and is providing cutting-edge disease management using the latest technology to ensure the delivery of the best care for patients with heart rhythm disorders. Initiatives that are being implemented include: the establishment of a lead management program that will include lead extraction, the establishment of a comprehensive atrial fibrillation clinic, the opening of two state-of-the-art EP labs, and the expansion of electrophysiology service in other areas of the state. Once completed, The Queen’s Medical Center will have state-of-the-art Cath Labs and Electrophysiology Labs to serve all people in Hawaii. Services provided in these labs include: coronary, electrophysiology, structural heart, and endovascular procedures. The expectation is to increase the number of patients served from approximately 3700 to about 4300. S
tate-of-the-art infection control equipment, including the air handling systems, will allow better control over the potential of airborne infection and provide essential thermal comfort to the occupants of the building. It will also maintain regulatory hospital standards for temperature, humidity, fresh air filtration, and air pressure requirements for uses of each room and space – especially in procedure and operating rooms.