The Provident Bank Foundation Supports Cardiac EP Lab at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

$15K grant will help provide new equipment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Provident Bank Foundation recently donated $15,000 to the RWJ University Hospital Foundation to modernize and expand the hospital’s cardiac electrophysiology (EP) lab as part of a $10 million project that will provide patients with better outcomes and access to cutting-edge new therapies.

provident-foundationThe grant will help provide new equipment for the EP lab’s new Stereotaxis suite, including a control room camera and protective gear for physicians and staff. Steoreotaxis offers a revolutionary approach for interventional medicine that enables the treatment of more complex cases with a high level of precision and safety.

It can improve patient care with shorter procedures, faster recovery times and reduced risk of serious complications.

“We are so grateful to The Provident Bank Foundation for its generosity in contributing to the expansion and modernization of our cardiac facilities,” said John F. Marcy, Senior Vice President for Development and Executive Director for the RWJ University Hospital Foundation.

“More than one in five Americans has a form of heart disease, and the expanded EP and increased Stereotaxis capability will help us treat our patients using the best available technology.”

The RWJ Hospital Foundation is the charitable arm for the 600-bed academic medical center and the principal hospital of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed millions of dollars to support hospital programs, services and capital construction and equipment projects.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is thrilled to support innovative technologies in RWJ’s cardiac facility,” said Kendall Warsaw, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “Patients suffering from cardiovascular disease will be able to be treated with safer, less invasive methods.”

About The Provident Bank Foundation

The Provident Bank Foundation was established by New Jersey’s oldest bank in 2003 to enhance the quality of life in New Jersey through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other organizations that provide services in communities served by The Provident Bank. Since its founding, the Foundation has provided more than $15 million in grants for programs focusing on education, health, wellness, recreation, the arts and social and civic services.

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