Arlington Heights, Ill. (PRWEB) December 16, 2013
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Cardiac Surgery Associates, S.C. (CSA) to excel the growth of its cardiovascular surgery program. The partnership with CSA, a group of cardiac, thoracic and peripheral vascular surgeons in the western suburbs, will provide NCH with a highly integrated model of care for the treatment of cardiac patients in the Chicagoland region.
“This collaboration represents a significant investment in the future of NCH’s cardiovascular surgical program by increasing our geographical footprint and providing access to a larger cadre of highly skilled cardiovascular surgeons,” said Eric Benink, MD, Chief Medical Officer at NCH. “Most importantly, our work with CSA will offer patients a full range of cutting-edge, integrated services across the spectrum of cardiac care.”
David DeBoer, MD, is the new leader of NCH’s cardiovascular surgical heart program. Dr. DeBoer is a well-respected and highly qualified cardiovascular surgeon. He replaces Ali Shariatzadeh, MD, who retired on November 30, 2013, after more than 20 years as a dedicated cardiovascular surgeon.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to guide the cardiovascular surgical heart program into its next phase,” said Dr. DeBoer. “My priority will be to align NCH’s cardiology, cardiovascular and vascular surgery programs into a more robust and coordinated cardiovascular service line for patients.”
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About Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH)
Serving Chicago’s northwest suburbs since 1959, NCH is a comprehensive, patient-centered system of care that serves more than 350,000 outpatients each year, as well as nearly 30,000 inpatients treated annually at the 496-bed acute care hospital in Arlington Heights. The award-winning hospital holds the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence, is designated as a Primary Stroke Center, earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in 2011, and was awarded the Leapfrog Group’s designation as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals based on quality and safety criteria. NCH has four Immediate Care locations in the northwest suburbs and operates a FastCare Clinic in Palatine. NCH has a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians, which includes the board-certified primary care doctors and specialists of the NCH Medical Group. The CSA surgeons identified in this press release are neither agents nor employees of Northwest Community Healthcare, or any of our affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facility as a place where they want to treat and care for their private patients. For more information or to find a doctor on the NCH Medical staff, visit http://www.nch.org.