Jan 12, 2012
The Cardiac Needs of the Patient Come First
Little Rock, AR - January 12, 2012 Saline Memorial Hospital has partnered with Arkansas Heart Hospital to create a highly coordinated partnership capable of ensuring high-quality, cost-effective cardiac care. By building on the already strong reputation and resources of Saline Memorial Hospital, Arkansas Heart Hospital will continue to develop existing services, making them more efficient while introducing new services to respond to patient needs. Cardiologists from Arkansas Heart Hospital will see patients in Benton five days a week providing diagnostic, non-invasive testing and invasive services. They will also provide 24/7 call coverage to the Saline Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for acute cardiac care needs.
This is a promising new chapter for Saline Memorial Hospital and for patients, said Carla Robertson, interim CEO. This new partnership with Arkansas Heart Hospital along with the existing services provided by Saline Heart Group will enhance cardiovascular care for our community.
Saline Memorials partnership with Arkansas Heart Hospital provides patients with the opportunity to receive care from visiting specialists and allows seamless access to specialty services at Arkansas Heart Hospital when appropriate. The close relationship with Arkansas Heart Hospital is also evident through professional relationships between physicians, allied health staff, administrators and all employees who work collaboratively throughout the system.
Arkansas Heart Hospital will provide an unparalleled experience as the most trusted partner for cardiac care. Arkansas Heart Hospital is committed to providing quality healthcare close to home with clinics in 30 communities throughout the state of Arkansas. Our goal is to provide this community high quality cardiac care and the partnership of Arkansas Heart Hospital and Saline Memorial Hospital just makes sense. There is a long rich history of several decades of physicians from both hospitals collaborating in patient care. The opportunity to rekindle this relationship is exciting and one that both partners are looking forward to, said Dr. Bruce Murphy, President and CEO of Arkansas Heart Hospital.