Northside Hospital and Cardiovascular Group LLC (CVG) announced the signing of a Practice Services Agreement, signifying a leap forward in cardiovascular patient care and clinical leadership in the Atlanta region.
Northside Hospital and CVG finalized the partnership earlier this month. Key contributors to the culmination of the deal were Debbie Mitcham, President and CEO of Northside Gwinnett Hospitals; Manfred Sandler, MD, Executive Chairman of CVG; and Lewis Redd, Senior Executive of the Northside Hospital Heart Institute.
“CVG is overjoyed and honored to be part of the program going forward,” said Dr. Sandler. “This agreement does not alter any of the current day-to-day operations of CVG. It only strengthens them. With this partnership and the backing of Northside, our expansion into the future will be more expeditiously possible.”
CVG has been providing cardiac services to Gwinnett and surrounding counties for more than 30 years.
The primary cardiac hospital will be Northside Gwinnett, which already has well-established cardiovascular and cardiothoracic care programs. In early March, the new Cardiac Care Unit opened at Northside Gwinnett, and other service features will develop in the months ahead.
“This partnership, with the long-time anchor CVG at our primary heart hospital, Northside Gwinnett, is an excellent addition to our strategic plan for the expansion of cardiac care,” said Ms. Mitcham. “We plan to add advanced heart failure care to our services at Northside Gwinnett in the near future.”