Leading global cardiology expert Dr Ralph Birkemeyer from Germany visited Midlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital yesterday – hosting a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) workshop on a state of the art cardiac intervention known as Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) revascularization. Birkemeyer collaborated with local Cardiologist Dr Sanjay Maharaj in performing three successful CTO procedures MMC’s Midlands Heart Centre, which involve the use of specialised wires, balloons, stents and other devices used during heart procedures. The patients, including Johanna Van Rooyen (60) from Vryheid and Loganadhan Govender (68) from Pietermaritzburg, were overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude. Maharaj and Birkemeyer also exchanged ideas about the latest cardiology interventions at the workshop.
Midlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary by hosting a Gala Dinner at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg.
Doctors, business and government dignitaries were present at the event, which was conducted by Programme Director Darren Maule of East Coast Radio.
The event featured a giant 292kg cake modelled on the newly-expanded Hospital.
MMC, located in the lower CBD, has grown into one of the largest private hospitals in KZN, offering among other services a new, state-of-the-art Heart Centre.
In a major investment for the region’s healthcare sector, Midlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital has launched a new, multi-million Rand Caesarean Theatre.
Located in the heart of MMC’s, the new Theatre will welcome the city’s new-borns in a world-class facility.
“Safety and quality of our patients and babies are paramount and this unit is located just metres away from MMC’s Maternity, Nursery and Neonatal ICU Units. The flow of care is ideal for babies, mothers, doctors and nurses,” said Sister Raksha Govender, MMC’s Nursing Services Manager.
Pictured at the launch function were some of the obstetricians and anaesthetists who support MMC’s Caesarean Theatre, Maternity and Nursery Units, as well as nurses and other key staff members.
Also pictured were the first family to experience the new Theatre, Colleen Amos (Mum) and Martin Kiwanuka (Dad) with their new baby boy.
Ampath Laboratories embarked on an educational roadshow across private hospitals in KZN. The objective of the roadshow was to illustrate the flow of specimens through their lab facilities. Nursing staff and doctor’s PAs were exposed to the processes involved once a patient is bled. Ampath divisions included nursing services, pre-lab, data capturing, chemistry, haematology, microbiology, cytology and histology.