Camden-based Cooper University Health Care and Mullica Hill-based Inspira Health Network announced that they have formed a joint venture to completely integrate cardiac services called Cardiac Partners. This affiliation will provide patients in the South Jersey region with access to more coordinated and comprehensive cardiac services across the continuum of care. The combination of the two systems’ complementary heart services will make Cardiac Partners the largest cardiac program in South Jersey.
“This collaboration will expand access to the most advanced cardiac care for more South Jersey residents,” said Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, president and chief executive officer at Cooper. “Cardiac Partners will increase efficiencies, reduce clinical variation, and allow us to provide the highest-quality care to patients with better coordination through a full range of cardiac services from diagnosis to advanced cardiac surgery to rehabilitation.”
As the health care landscape continues to change, this innovative business model will allow Cooper and Inspira to serve more cardiac patients, operate more efficiently, increase patient satisfaction, and allow more patients to stay in New Jersey for the most advanced, high-quality cardiac care.
“Our two organizations have a long history of working together in other clinical areas and have tremendous respect for each other’s expertise and commitment,” said John DiAngelo, president and chief executive officer at Inspira. “This new cardiac program will further enhance the care we deliver to our patients, building upon our 100+ year legacy.”
Patients will be able to select the cardiac physician of their choice from more than 65 physicians at both institutions. Patients will have access to nurses who can answer their questions and help navigate them to the right care. Patients interested in finding out more information can call Cardiac Partners at 1-833-SJHEART (754-3278) or visit www.CardiacPartners.org.Related Articles: