Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C. (CVM) and Thoracic Surgery Associates. P.C. (TSA) announced in late November that they have signed letters of intent to join WellStar Health System.Â This includes all five CVM locations and TSA’s Marietta location.
“Integration between our physicians and hospitals is essential for future growth,” said Gregory L. Simone, M.D., president and CEO of WellStar Health System.Â “Having CVM and TSA as a part of our WellStar team, will only strengthen our high-quality cardiac and thoracic service lines and will enable WellStar to enhance its patient care.Â It is a win-win for WellStar, CVM, TSA and our community.”
CVM and TSA’s approximately 210 employees, physicians and advanced practitioners will become WellStar employees. It will be business as usual for CVM and TSA patients at the existing locations.
Founded in 1980, Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C. (CVM) is the largest and most comprehensive cardiology practice in the WellStar market area with 25 physicians, 23 mid-level providers and five office locations.Â CVM has been recognized annually by the Medical Group Management Association as a “Better Performer” as compared with similar group practices nationwide. The practice has achieved this distinction based on the comprehensiveness of its service offerings, proven expertise in preventive care, cutting-edge treatment of acute and chronic cardiac conditions and dedication to improving the quality of life for its patients.Â CVM is accredited for their Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography Departments from (ICANL) and (ICAEL) respectively.
Thoracic Surgery Associates, P.C. (TSA) offers the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the lung, pleura, chest wall, mediastinum, pericardium and esophagus, as well as surgical treatment of hyperhydrosis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the upper extremities.Â The majority of surgery performed by TSA utilizes minimally invasive techniques known as VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery) or thoracoscopy.