Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Contractor Receives Excellence in Construction Award

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Provided by Novant Health UVA Health System

Manassas-based general contractor R.W. Murray Co. has received the Excellence in Construction Award for its work on the hospital’s second cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Presented by the Metro Washington chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the award recognizes and celebrates outstanding projects built by ABC members.
The awards program aims to raise the level of construction standards throughout the industry by recognizing the workmanship of those who contribute and by showcasing the results of their dedication. All construction team members are honored, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer.
“We are proud to partner with R.W. Murray Co. and pleased they have received this award for our state-of-the-art facility,” said Stephen Smith, M.D., president and chief operating officer, Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center. “We opened our second cath lab in February 2020 to meet the growing demand for heart and vascular services in the area. Thanks to R.W. Murray Co., we can continue to serve our community and those in need.”
Novant Health UVA Health System Plant Engineering Manager Hank Dawson, R.W. Murray Co. Project Manager Al Penksa, and R.W. Murray Co. Superintendent Josh Willis accepted the award at a presentation by ABC earlier this fall.
“The opening of our second cardiac catheterization lab, which is equipped with state-of-the art imaging technology, enables our physicians to offer the latest and most complex cardiac and vascular procedures to our patients with lower radiation exposure in a more timely fashion,” said Hamid Taheri, M.D., medical director, Novant Health UVA Health System Cardiac Catheterization Lab. “It was a pleasure to have R.W. Murray Co.’s partnership in the design and implementation of this important project.”
The quality of care offered at Prince William Medical Center made it a nationally recognized leader in heart and vascular care, treating approximately 3,500 patients each year. Accolades include:
  • The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s 2020 Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Achievement Award and Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Honor Roll
  • The 2020 Bronze Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain – MI
  • Certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
For more information about the heart and vascular services offered at Prince William Medical Center and to find a provider, visit

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