Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Holds Opening Ceremonies for H.H. Tuchman Cardiac Interventional Suite

December 27, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ (MERCER)–Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the newly renovated H.H. Tuchman Cardiac Interventional Suite, named in honor of a generous donor’s family member who passed away from heart disease.

The unit will provide patients and their families with newly renovated private rooms for both pre and post-operative cardiac care. The event comes shortly after RWJUH Hamilton received its licensing to perform emergency and elective angioplasty. The addition of emergency and elective angioplasty to RWJUH Hamilton provides Mercer

County residents and beyond the highest quality cardiovascular care close to home.

“It’s been a long journey over the past 10 plus years for RWJUH Hamilton to receive the licensing to perform elective angioplasty this year. In order to accommodate the added angioplasty volume, we needed to advance the H.H. Tuchman Cardiac Interventional Suite to provide our patients with a technologically advanced and comfortable location for their recovery,” said Richard Freeman, President and CEO of RWJUH Hamilton. “This was an effective utilization of available space that the hospital repurposed and renovated in order to meet today’s community needs, and all made possible by one generous donor.”

The journey began with the opening of the hospital’s initial cardiac cath lab now named “M. Ghusson Cardiac Catheterization Lab,’ “To date this year, we’ve performed well over 500 procedures at RWJUH Hamilton and close to 200 angioplasties since May,” said Edward A. Wingfield, MD, Chairman of Cardiology and the Medical Director of the “M. Ghusson Cardiac Catheterization Lab. “Our patients are very loyal to Hamilton and the Mercer County area. They want trusted providers, world class care, and they want to stay local to receive their care.”

“This unit speaks to the agility and adaptability of our organization, and the commitment we have to meeting the needs of our local community, and I personally want to thank our donors and supporters and RWJUH Hamilton Foundation who help us to provide these opportunities and support the health of the community,” added Freeman.

“RWJUH Hamilton continues to put its patients first and it’s gratifying to see the dedication from hospital leadership and their partners like Hamilton Cardiology Associates (HCA),” said Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin.

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Richard Freeman, President and CEO, RWJUH Hamilton, and Mahmoud Ghusson, MD, pictured above, cut the ribbon at the opening of the H.H. Tuchman Cardiac Interventional Suite. They were joined by many other attendees including Edward A. Wingfield, MD, Chairman of Cardiology and the Medical Director of the “M. Ghusson Cardiac Catheterization Lab”; Nina Melker, Chair of the RWJUH Hamilton Board of Trustees and other board members, Hamilton Township Mayor, Jeff Martin, RWJUH Hamilton Young Professionals Group, the RWJUH Hamilton senior leadership team, and members of the cardiac catheterization  lab staff; and several members of RWJUH Hamilton’s cardiac partners, Hamilton Cardiology Associates (HCA).