Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) has announced an alliance with the Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute.
The association will enable both organizations to strengthen all elements of clinical quality for cardiovascular medicine and cardiac surgery within Piedmont, better serving the region’s population. Cleveland Clinic and Piedmont Heart will share clinical policies, treatment protocols and research opportunities.
“In its inception, Piedmont Heart Institute was created for collaboration,” said Sidney Kirschner, CEO of Piedmont Physicians. “We brought together the best clinicians in Atlanta for cardiac care, knowing that together, they would significantly raise the bar for research, innovation and quality of what’s available to our patients and communities. Our alliance with Cleveland Clinic continues these efforts on a larger stage.”
“Teamwork is the next phase of American medicine. We’re finding new ways to combine our strengths for better patient care.” said Lars Svensson, MD, Chairmen of Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold MillerHeart and Vascular Institute. “This alliance will allow us to accelerate advancements in cardiac care.”
“Piedmont Heart holds itself accountable to high levels of excellence,” said Charles Brown, M.D., chief of cardiovascular services for Piedmont. “We are pleased that Cleveland Clinic recognized us as the market leader and sought to have this alliance with us to better serve the southeast region. It confirmed a standard of quality that we know we offer.”
“As we sought high quality alliance members, we assessed Piedmont Heart Institute’s cardiac programs, infrastructure, resources and outcomes to ensure the system could provide comparable quality vital to our mission,” said Joseph Cacchione, M.D., Cardiologist and Chairman of Operations and Strategy at Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute. “This alliance strengthens the delivery of world-class care to patients who live in Georgia and the southeast.”