The Parkview Heart Institute has announced a new affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute.
This affiliation connects northeast Indiana’s hospital with one of the nation’s top-ranked heart programs, according to officials.
The affiliation was announced Wednesday morning, and is the third such affiliation announced within the last year. The Parkview Health system announced an affiliation with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for pediatric care, and in May announced its membership within the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network.
The Parkview Heart Institute is now an affiliate of the nation’s top-ranked heart program, the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute, further elevating cardiovascular care for patients in the region.
“The people we serve in this region rely on us to continually improve. By affiliating with the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute, we’re advancing the quality of care that’s available close to home,” said Roy Robertson, MD, FACC, president, Parkview Heart Institute. “Parkview’s world-class teamwork extends beyond the walls of our facilities, and we look forward to our collaboration with Cleveland Clinic to offer our community access to their world-renowned care.”
The Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute has 16 affiliates throughout the country, according to a press release from Parkview Health Networks.
“Our affiliation with Parkview will enable sharing of best practices, while working together to ensure the highest quality care to patients,” said Lars Svensson, MD, Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute. “Heart disease is complex, and programs like these advance the treatment of cardiovascular disease to benefit the communities we serve.”
The two organizations remain separate, with no changes to Parkview Heart Institute’s staff, according to the release.
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