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Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Center Media Coverage


Dignity Health executives, Mercy General staff, Mercy Foundation donors, local elected officials and members of the community celebrated the opening of the Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Center at various events during the week of April 7.

The 123,000-square-foot facility will offer advanced technology, 71 patient friendly rooms, a 20-bed cardiac surgery intensive care unit and more. It will also offer an expanded and integrated care model for Mercy General Hospital’s team of cardiovascular care providers that includes a full range of cardiac services.

On April 8, Mercy General providers and staff attended the Blessing of the Hands ceremonies in the new chapel.

FOX 40 Reporter Alisa Becerra asked Edmundo Castañeda, president of Mercy General Hospital, about the new Spanos Center and the significance of the Blessing of the Hands during live interviews at the center. You can view the story from April 8 here.

News 10 crew videotaped the Blessing of the Hands and interviewed Sister Clare Marie Dalton, vice president, mission integration at Mercy General Hospital. The story aired on News 10 on April 8, at 5 p.m. The story can be viewed here on our YouTube page.

And a photographer at The Sacramento Bee photographed the Blessing of the Hands and the new chapel. The photographs and story are posted here.

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