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Lakeview Hospital opens new cardiac catheterization lab

September 13, 2022

Stillwater, Minn. – Leaders at Lakeview Hospital cut the ribbon on a new, state-of-the art cardiac catheterization lab on Monday, Sept. 12.

The HealthPartners Heart Care cath lab team will start seeing patients in the new space on Sept. 26, for procedures such as angiograms. Angiograms are special types of X-ray that use a contrast dye, allowing the cardiologist to see how well blood is flowing in a person’s coronary arteries and if there is any narrowing of the blood vessels.

“This is an exciting development for our community,” said Brandi Lunneborg, Lakeview Hospital President. “Having a cardiac cath lab here at Lakeview enhances and elevates the capabilities of our heart care program, and means high-quality cardiac care is that much closer to home for more people.”

Cardiac catheterization is one of the most common cardiac procedures, with more than a million carried out in the U.S. every year. It can help diagnose a variety of heart health issues and determine the need for further treatment.

Cardiologists and support staff from Regions Hospital will deliver the HealthPartners Heart Care program at Lakeview.

“We are so pleased to be able to bring this new level of cardiac care to Stillwater and the St. Croix Valley,” said Dr. Joseph Browning, cardiology physician. “Patients know they’ll be getting the same high-quality care as they would at a major metro hospital, right here in their back yard.”

About Lakeview Hospital

Lakeview Hospital is part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. Lakeview is an integrated, non-profit clinic and hospital system serving the eastern Twin Cities area and western Wisconsin. Our system includes HealthPartners Clinic Stillwater, Lakeview Hospital and Lakeview Health Foundation. For more information, please visit

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