Baptist Health System and Arkansas Cardiology are entering into a new partnership to form the Baptist Health Heart Institute.
Officials with both groups say the partnership will offer “the state’s most comprehensive array of cardiovascular services” and combine resources and technology.
“The state’s first open-heart surgery performed at a private hospital was at Baptist Health in 1966 and the state’s first heart transplantation surgery in 1989. Since 1964, Baptist Health physicians have performed more heart surgeries and cardiac procedures than any other staff in the state”, said Russ Harrington, President and CEO of Baptist Health.
“In addition to the advancement of cardiac services this partnership with Baptist Health provides, it is important for our patients because many of them have additional health problems that require the backing of a full-service hospital to meet all their medical needs,” said Dr. Stephen Greer of Arkansas Cardiology.
“Patients treated by the Baptist Health Heart Institute can be assured of receiving not only the best in cardiac care but also quick access to Arkansas’ best specialists for any other health problems they may have,” said Greer.
The Baptist Health Heart Institute will provide 24-hour chest-pain centers at all five Baptist Health hospitals along with the latest in diagnostics and interventions as well as heart surgery and transplants.
Arkansas Cardiology consists of 14 board-certified physicians with expertise in specialties that include interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure, and peripheral vascular diagnostics and intervention.
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