MASON CITY, Iowa – A $1 million gift will be put towards a project that aims to help north Iowans.
The Mercy Foundation announced they’re receiving the donation from the Sukup Family Foundation. The money will be going towards funding a new cardiovascular suite.
The plan is to reconstruct the current cardio cath-labs in order to make it possible to perform both catheter-based and open-surgical procedures.
“It’s a very big deal. I’ve been here for now 20 years and we started with a trailer outside the parking lot to now, this will be if not the most state-of-the-art one of the most state-of-the-art in the Midwest if not the whole country,” says Dr. Samuel Congello of Mercy North Iowa.
The new facility should even help cut down procedure wait times.
“A lot of procedures we’re not doing here, we’ll be able to start doing here. There’s anywhere from a 2-3 month wait to get some procedures done not it will be shortened to weeks if not days to get it done,” adds Congello