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Over the past thirty years, PCA has achieved many milestones in its efforts to provide the quality, patient-centric cardiac care and services needed by the residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley region. Please feel free to review a timeline of PCA's milestones by clicking the decade links shown below.

1972

- Michael A. Santer, Jr., M.D., founded Parkersburg Cardiology Associates, Inc.

1973

- M. David Avington, M.D., joined PCA.

1976

- PCA began offering echocardiography.

1988

- The first diagnostic catheterization in St. Joseph’s Hospital’s new catheterization lab was performed.

1989

- Hemant C. Modi, M.D., joined PCA as its first invasive cardiologist. Dr. Modi began performing diagnostic   catheterizations.

1993

- PCA began performing nuclear stress tests within the office suite.

1994

- Stanley C. Pamfilis, M.D., an invasive cardiologist, joined PCA.
- Dr. Pamfilis inserted a permanent pacemaker at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

1995

- David A. Gnegy, M.D., an invasive cardiologist, joined PCA.

1999

- The 5000th diagnostic catheterization at St. Joseph’s Hospital was performed.

2000

- The first diagnostic catheterization in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital’s new
catheterization lab was performed.

2004

- Dr. Gnegy inserted the first ICD at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
- St. Joseph’s Hospital obtained open-heart surgery and interventional programs.
- Scott J. Manders, M.D., an interventional cardiologist, joined PCA.
- Dr. Manders performed the first coronary intervention at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
- PCA began performing echocardiography within the office suite.

2005

- John A. Goddard, M.D., an interventional cardiologist, joined PCA.
- Dr. Goddard performed a peripheral intervention at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
- St. Joseph’s Hospital opened its second catheterization lab.

2006


- PCA began offering 24/7 interventional coverage to the Mid-Ohio Valley.
- The 300th open-heart procedure at St. Joseph’s Hospital was performed.
- The 800th cardiac intervention at St. Joseph’s Hospital was performed.

2007

- The 600th open-heart procedure at St. Joseph’s Hospital was performed.
- The 1,700th cardiac intervention at St. Joseph’s Hospital was performed.

2008

- John  Mason, M.D., an invasive cardiologist joined PCA.
- The 750th open-heart procedure at St. Joseph's Hospital was performed.
- The 2,000th cardiac intervention at St. Joseph's Hospital was performed.

2009

- St. Joseph's Hospital and PCA mark the 5th Anniversary of the open-heart and interventional programs.
- PCA is the first if the Mid Ohio Valley to receive accreditation for its echocardiography and nuclear stress testing laboratories.

2010

- PCA begins offering stress echocardiography and vascular ultrasounds and screenings within the office suite.
- The 850th open-heart procedure at St. Joseph's Hospital was performed.
- The 2,700th cardiac intervention at St. Joseph's Hospital was performed.
- West Virginia United Health System announce the merger of St. Joseph's and Camden Clark Memorial Hospitals.

2011

- The 1,000th open-heart procedure at St. Joseph's Hospital was performed.
- The 3,000th cardiac intervention at St. Joseph's Hospital was performed.
- Drs. Casas and Goddard use the Impella Device for the first time in the Mid Ohio Valley
- Chris Miller, M.D., an interventional (cardiac and peripheral vascular) cardiologist joined PCA
- PCA opens an office in Jackson County on the campus of Jackson General Hospital
- October - Dr. M. David Avington Announces His Retirement After 38 Years of Practice

2012

- June - Dr. Michael A. Santer, Jr. Announces His Retirement After 40 Years of Practice
- August - Parkersburg Cardiology Associates Announces the Emeritus Status of Drs. Michael A. Santer, Jr. and M. David Avington

2013

-April - Parkersburg Cardiology Associates Announces the Opening of a Congestive Heart Failure Clinic

- May - Lyndsey J. Kuhn, RN, MSN APRN, BC, joined PCA  as a nurse practitioner to develop and supervise the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic

-Camden Clark Medical Center has implemented several measures to significantly decrease average door-to-balloon time, exceeding national    guidelines and improving care of patients with the most severe type of heart attack, known at STEMI (ST-segment-elevation myocardial infraction).

2015

-Camden Clark Medical Center consolidated it cardica services to the Memorial Campus, resulting in 3 new cath labs and state of the art facility.

- March - Tammy L. Crookshanks, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, joined PCA as a nurse practitioner.

- Lyndsey J. Kuhn receives certification as a congestive heart failure nurse practitioner.

- Showri Karnam, M.D., an interventional (cardiac and peripheral vascular) cardiologist joined PCA

2016

- Melanie D. Matheny, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, joined PCA as a nurse practitioner.

 

        
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