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Memorial Hospital opens new Cardiovascular ICU

Published Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville is pleased to share that it is opening a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) on the third floor of its south tower (3 South). The new CVICU will be the first unit to offer cardiovascular, critical care and progressive cardiovascular care for patients at Memorial.


The new CVICU on 3 South will offer 18 patient rooms. There will be 6 critical care beds and an additional 12 progressive care beds for our cardiovascular surgical patients. 


“We are pleased to be able to offer this CVICU unit to care for our cardiovascular surgical patients,” said John Lazenby, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Hospital. “This beautiful new unit will be an excellent place for these patients to receive the best in specialized cardiovascular care.”


Cardiologist Dale Mueller, MD, will serve as the unit’s new Medical Director, and Critical Care Director, Angelo Podes, RN, BSN will serve as the unit’s nurse leader.


For more information about Memorial’s cardiovascular services, please visit:


ABOUT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO,) Memorial Hospital, is known as a leader in quality, compassionate healthcare with a reputation maintained through excellent staff, along with programs of technological advances, growth and expansion to meet the ongoing needs of the community. Memorial Hospital serves the entire First Coast area.




Odette Struys

Memorial Hospital

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