Cardiologists make history in the Gorge: New services now available at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

June 11, 2012
Cardiac history is being made in the Columbia River Gorge as Providence cardiologists Kathy Grewe, M.D., and Robert Florek, M.D., complete a series of heart “firsts.” Since their arrival in February, Dr. Grewe and Dr. Florek have successfully performed two different procedures – all first-time events for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.            

Within three months, Dr. Florek implanted the first cardioverter defibrillator and the first pacemaker at Providence Hood River.
“The ability to provide local access to this lifesaving technologies is great for our patients”, said Dr. Florek. “Patients no longer need to travel to Portland to have echocardiograms, or cardiac devices inserted and maintained”.            

To refer at patient to the Columbia Gorge Heart Clinic, please call 541-387-6125.