EDISON – Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Foundation announced a gift from a grateful patient to benefit the recently expanded and newly named Aaron J. Feingold, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Suite at Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center.
To celebrate the gift, recently expanded Cardiac Catheterization Suite and its new name, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Nov. 30 at JFK in Edison.
“We are so pleased to have received such an impactful gift from one of Dr. Feingold’s grateful patients and to have finally celebrated the Aaron J. Feingold, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Suite,” Amie Thornton, president and chief hospital executive, JFK University Medical Center, said in a prepared statement. “Not only has the medical center benefited from Dr. Feingold’s leadership, but his clinical care saved the life of his patient leading to this gift which enabled the expansion of the cardiac catheterization lab.
“We are also incredibly thankful to Saleem Husain, M.D., our renowned medical director charged with leading the Aaron J. Feingold, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Suite, and his family, who are also benefactors to JFK University Medical Center. Under Dr. Husain’s leadership, we have been able to advance cardiac care and elevate JFK as a renowned heart care center,” she said in the statement.
The lab, named for Feingold, chief of the Division of Cardiology at JFK University Medical Center, is dedicated to performing diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, also known as coronary angioplasty. Since 2012, the Division of Cardiology has advanced its scope of services in interventional cardiology, according to the statement.
When Feingold joined the hospital in 2017, he and his team advanced cardiology services further by expanding JFK University Medical Center’s role in heart failure and chest pain care by appointing a leader dedicated to building and furthering the cardiology service line, according to the statement.
Together, Feingold, Husain and the cardiac team have elevated JFK University Medical Center to make it a heart care center for excellence, according to the statement. The Aaron J. Feingold, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Suite performs 3,000 procedures per year and has achieved 90th percentile quality performance.
“What a wonderful evening it was to mark the official ribbon-cutting of the Aaron J. Feingold, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Suite,” Sheri Marino, executive director, JFK University Medical Center Foundation, said in the statement. “We are so thankful for the generosity of Dr. Feingold’s grateful patient and for the continued generosity from Dr. Husain and his lovely family. It is philanthropic support and the commitment of our physicians that allow us to accomplish such extraordinary feats.”
In 2020, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) designated JFK University Medical Center as a HeartCARE Center as part of its National Distinction of Excellence program, which recognizes the hospital for its commitment to a comprehensive high-quality cardiac culture. JFK University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey with this honor.
To learn more, visit JFKMC.org.