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Inpatient Cardiology

Our Cardiology program supports a 20 bed inpatient unit that is staffed by a team of experts in the cardiac field. Our Cardiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and support staff, care for a variety of cardiac patient populations who need cardiac care. For more detailed patient information on the services and care we provide please click on the following link below

Patient Education Resources


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Smoking Cessation 

If you, or someone you know receives care at St. Mary’s, whether they are visiting an outpatient clinic or are an inpatient on one of our units, they will be asked their smoking status. Ensuring that our patients understand the importance of smoking cessation is part of the mandate of our smoking cessation program. All patients will be advised of the importance of smoking cessation and be given helpful, supportive, non-judgemental information to help in their efforts to quit smoking, as well as treatment for symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

Follow-up is arranged through our Smokers Helpline Fax Referral Program and all patients receive self-help materials including important numbers and web sites to help in their smoking cessation journey. Everyone at SMGH is committed to helping our patients achieve a smoke-free status.

Cardiac Clinics

As well, our patients are supported in recovery and health promotion through education and our outpatient clinics and cardiac rehabilitation. Detailed information can be found here:

To contact the unit for information on visiting and privacy codes call 519-749-6470.


Coronary Care Unit

The six bed Coronary Care Unit is staffed by a team of Cardiologists, specially trained nurses and support staff that monitor and provide advanced technological interventions for critically ill cardiac related patients. Our capacity to manage acute life threatening situations such as, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump support and Therapeutic Hypothermia post cardiac arrest are just a few examples of the extent of our expertise.

To contact the unit for information on visiting and privacy codes call 519-749-6428.

To respect the patient’s privacy and to ensure the patient’s rest and recovery, please limit visitors to two at one time. Please refrain from calling or visiting patients during the hours of shift change between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information contact

Ala Qahwash
Director, Cardiac Program and Critical Care

519-744-3311 ext. 1902