Care New Eng­land af­fil­i­a­tion ex­pands car­dio ser­vices

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Rachel Lan­den

Care New Eng­land Health Sys­tem, Prov­i­dence, R.I., is ex­pand­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar ser­vices at its three fa­cil­i­ties, through an agree­ment with Brigham and Women’s Hospi­tal, Bos­ton.

Brigham and Women’s Car­dio­vas­cu­lar As­so­ciates

at Care New Eng­land is a clin­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion that will bring spe­cial­ists to Kent Hospi­tal, Warwick, R.I., and But­ler Hospi­tal and Women & In­fants Hospi­tal of Rhode Is­land, both in Prov­i­dence. Treat­ment will be avail­able lo­cally for most car­diac di­ag­noses, along with test­ing, clin­i­cal eval­u­a­tion, ad­vanced car­diac-care nurs­ing sup­port and car­diac catheter­i­za­tion.

“Care New Eng­land is com­mit­ted to serv­ing the needs of our com­mu­nity by pro­vid­ing co­or­di­nated care across a full spec­trum of ser­vices and set­tings,” Care New Eng­land Pres­i­dent and CEO Den­nis Keefe said in a news re­lease. “Our goal is to keep pa­tients well, but en­sure they have ex­pert and highly spe­cial­ized care close to home when they need it most.”

Additional of­fer­ings in­clude ad­vanced imag­ing modal­i­ties and ser­vices for car­diac ar­rhyth­mia, ad­vanced valvu­lar heart dis­ease, ad­vanced heart fail­ure and pul­monary hy­per­ten­sion, as well as ac­cess to car­dio­vas­cu­lar clin­i­cal tri­als, a car­diac telemedicine pro­gram and co­or­di­na­tion of care at Brigham and Women’s Hospi­tal.

“When an ad­vanced pro­ce­dure is nec­es­sary, such as a heart as­sist de­vice or a com­plex elec­tri­cal pro­ce­dure, pa­tients are re­ferred to BWH and the tran­si­tion is seam­less due to ex­ten­sive di­rect com­mu­ni­ca­tion that will have al­ready oc­curred, of­ten via telemedicine, be­tween our physi­cians lo­cated at the BWH main cam­pus and our BWH Car­dio­vas­cu­lar As­so­ciates at Care New Eng­land,” Dr. Dale Adler, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of the depart­ment of medicine at Brigham and Women’s, said in the re­lease.

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