An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital: Medical Ethics & Quality of Treatment Highly Appreciated

3:35:19 PM | 21/11/2017

Established on November 18, 1991, An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital has now become the leading cardiovascular hospital in An Giang province. Over time, the hospital has step by step built a solid foundation and constantly improved thanks to tireless efforts to strengthen the quality of health care for people, to become the trusted address for healthcare in An Giang and the Mekong Delta.

An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital currently has six clinical departments (Medical examination, Emergency - Resuscitation & Antitoxin, Interventional Cardiology and Paediatric Cardiology in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology and Geriatrics, Geriatrics – Endocrinology, Surgery, Anaesthesia), 3 sub-clinical departments (Diagnosis, Image diagnostic, Nutrition) and pharmacy department. From the end of 2010 to 2012, the Mekong Delta Medical Support project assisted the hospital with modern medical equipment such as Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA), CT scan 4-slice CT scanners, Doppler ultrasound with esophageal transducer, electrocardiogram system, blood pressure holter, cardiac holter, temporary pacemaker, blood gas machine, etc. In 2016, the hospital continued to receive the medical machine and equipment used in open heart surgery from the provincial budget.

With modern facilities and medical equipment, An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital is constantly developing high and specialised techniques in the field of cardiology to meet the needs of people in An Giang province and other nearby provinces. In the first 6 months of 2017, the hospital had 93,130 outpatients (up 34 per cent over the same period in 2016) and 8,999 inpatients (up 7 per cent compared to the same period in 2016). Especially with the implementation of cardiovascular intervention in An Giang province since July 2013, the hospital has performed more than 2,000 coronary interventions, helping save lives of patients suffering acute myocardial infarction, thereby reducing the number of patients who must be referred to a higher level hospital, and reducing the cost of treatment, bringing economic benefits to patients.

To enhance the professional work, contributing to improve the quality of medical examination and treatment, annually the hospital has conducted from 10 to 15 topics of scientific research at the grassroots level with the application of practical clinical cardiology at the hospital. Scientific research has helped doctors at the hospital to consolidate and improve their professional knowledge; At the same time, the results of the study show the achievements and shortcomings in the examination and treatment process in each clinical and subclinical departments.

Ms Le Thi Huynh Mai, Director of An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital, said that with the policy of improving the hospital quality "For a healthy heart", An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital has always paid attention to professional training, updating knowledge for medical staff through the scientific research works, technical meetings at the hospital, attended the conference of cardiology at home and abroad, thereby contributing to improve the quality of medical examination of the unit. "The good and proud thing is that at our hospital, the medical staff members are always dedicated to serving the patients, the doctors always improve their expertise to make early diagnosis and choose timely and appropriate the method of treatment. Especially, through the hospital’s survey of satisfaction for inpatients and outpatients in the first six months of the year, the rate of satisfaction was about 80 per cent," Ms Mai said cheerfully.

According to the operation plan of the hospital in 2017 and implementation of the satellite hospital project in the 2016-2020 period of the Ministry of Health, in the coming time, An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital will conduct open heart surgery - a new technique in the field of Cardiac Surgery, first of its kind in the Mekong Delta provinces. Particularly in 2018, the hospital will deploy electrophysiological probe techniques - treatment of arrhythmia by galvanocautery and intervention of cerebral vascular. These are new techniques implemented in some central-level hospitals, not yet implemented in the Mekong Delta provinces. It is expected that by the end of 2018, the hospital will also complete the 80-bed extension project to meet the growing need of the inpatients and outpatients. In the long term, An Giang Cardiovascular Hospital has been planned to build a new 600-bed hospital and will be the first class hospital of the Mekong Delta.

Minh Xuan