Cardiac Cath Lab Funded by Donors at Sequoia 

Sequoia Hospital receives funding for cardiac cath lab.Mary Lyn and Niles Mosely recently donated $600,000 to Sequoia Hospital Foundation to help fund Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital’s new Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab. This generous gift was the direct result of a physician referral following a training conducted by the foundation to educate physicians on how to recognize a grateful patient’s desire to give and how to work with the philanthropy team to achieve the donor’s intent. This is the Moseley’s first donation to the hospital and represents a significant investment in the delivery of cardiac care in Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

Sequoia’s new hybrid cath lab will be fully equipped with both intravascular and surgical equipment. It will enable physicians to perform both non-invasive procedures and, if necessary, a coordinated and tailored surgical approach to cardiologic problems without having to move the patient from a procedure room to a surgical suite. A hybrid lab is ideally suited for Sequoia Hospital physicians who perform four times the national average of complex cardiac surgeries on patients who have undergone one or more previous cardiac operations.  

The Moseley’s gift was made in honor of cardiologist Edward T. Anderson M.D. who retired in December of 2016 after 40 years at Sequoia. The Moseleys worked with the foundation to identify a project that would honor Dr. Anderson’s legacy as one of the pioneers of Sequoia’s cardiac program and would help continue the work of those who follow in his footsteps. A plaque honoring Dr. Anderson was unveiled at a December reception attended by the Moseleys, Dr. Anderson and his colleagues, hospital and foundation leadership and invited guests.