Covenant unveils new heart cath lab, memorializes former patient

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Updated: 8/27/2013 10:37 am
In some instances, a life change for the better can be sparked by a painful and devastating event. That was the case for Wes Everett.

Unveiling a shiny new plaque bearing his father's name, Everett has come a long way in his mission help the Covenant Heart Health Center.

His father passed away due to heart disease a few years ago, and since then, he has been trying his best to stay and shape and live a healthier life. Everett trains for triathlons, and through his races, he has managed to raise tens of thousands of dollars for a new cardiac catheterization lab.

He said he does not want his children to suffer the same loss he did as a young adult.

"Anything can help. Even the smallest change in your lifestyle is going to help you and make you healthier. For me, I never felt overweight or out of shape, but really I didn't know. Sometimes it's not about you, it's about the people you love. Sometimes you just have to be a better person for them instead of for yourself," Everett said.

Through Everett's efforts and other generous community donations, Covenant Health was able to show off the new "cath lab" equipment. Upgrades include the latest imaging capabilities that allow doctors to see what is going on inside a patients heart during a procedure with extreme clarity.

Doctor Paul Walter said special attention was also paid to updating the family waiting area.

"So that really enhances the comfort level of the patient's family whenever they're waiting to see the outcome when their loved one is going through a heart procedure or even going through a procedure for a heart attack," Walter said.

The heart health center has been around since the early 1970's. More than $800,000 was raised for the updates.

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