Billings Clinic opens cardiac-care facilities
Billings (Mont.) Clinic is opening two cardiac facilities, thanks in large part to the philanthropic support of a retired Billings Clinic cardiologist and his wife.
The John R. Burg MD Cardiac Center was slated to begin seeing patients in the new space March 31. Named after Dr. John Burg, who retired from Billings Clinic in 2006 after 33 years, the 20,000-square-foot facility is in the main hospital building. It includes additional exam and diagnostic testing rooms; a cardiac rehabilitation space nearly three times larger than the previous one; and more-advanced cardiac-care technology.
The cardiovascular unit, also in the hospital, occupies space formerly known as the ambulatory telemetry unit. Once a 10,000-square-foot unit, the new space is an expanded 27,000 square feet and is directly above the intensive-care unit and the emergency and trauma center.
When the two projects were announced in August 2012, total cost was estimated at $10.9 million. That amount has come from fundraisers, the Billings Clinic Foundation, money set aside for campus expansion plans, and a gift from Burg and his wife, Pat.
John R. Burg MD Cardiac Center is slated to open March 31.