Cleve­land Clinic, Pied­mont team up on car­diac care

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Adam Ruben­fire

The Cleve­land Clinic has agreed to a car­dio­vas­cu­lar-care al­liance with At­lanta-based Pied­mont Health­care. Clin­i­cal poli­cies, treat­ment pro­to­cols and re­search op­por­tu­ni­ties will be shared be­tween the clinic and the Pied­mont Heart In­sti­tute.

The Pied­mont pro­gram, head­quar­tered at Pied­mont At­lanta Hos­pi­tal and em­ploy­ing nearly 125 af­fil­i­ated car­dio­vas­cu­lar spe­cial­ists at more than 25 lo­ca­tions, in­cludes the sys­tem’s four other hos­pi­tals.

The Cleve­land Clinic has formed car­dio­vas­cu­lar-re­lated al­liances with 20 other hos­pi­tals, in­clud­ing re­cent agree­ments with Dal­las-based Baylor Scott & White Health and North ShoreLong Is­land Jewish Health Sys­tem, based in Great Neck, N.Y.

North Shore was cho­sen as the clinic’s ex­clu­sive part­ner for heart­care re­fer­rals in New York. Baylor Scott & White has the same ar­range­ment in the South­west.

A Cleve­land Clinic spokes­woman said the Pied­mont ar­range­ment is sim­i­lar to the deal with Baylor Scott & White and in­cludes re­fer­ral ex­clu­siv­ity, but she did not spec­ify its geo­graphic bound­aries.

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