Pittsburgh, Pa. (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) has partnered with Somerset Hospital to provide local access to advanced cardiac services and a full-time medical and interventional cardiology service under an agreement that took effect October 1.
“We are very pleased to bring the expertise of the UPMC health system closer to the residents of Somerset County,” said Ron Park, Chief Financial Officer, Somerset Hospital. “This partnership allows Somerset to broaden its cardiovascular services for the benefit of our community residents.”
V. Krishnan Nair, M.D., Medical Director of Somerset’s cardiology services, said he looks forward to working with the medical staff of the HVI, under the leadership of its Director of Cardiology, Joon Sup Lee, M.D.
“UPMC has made many important contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular medicine and we are excited to bring the resources of our cardiac programs to Somerset and the surrounding community,” Dr. Lee said.
In addition, Dr. Nair will be joined by interventional cardiologist, Pradeep Nair, M.D., in January of 2013. The son of Dr. V. Krishnan Nair, Dr. Pradeep Nair received his medical degree at Drexel University, did his residency at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. In addition, he is Board Certified in Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiology and Nuclear Cardiology.
“Bringing UPMC’s world class level of quality, together with new services including electrophysiology, and the heart failure clinic will benefit our rural community very much,” Dr. V. Krishnan Nair said. “Patients can expect the same high quality, personalized care to continue, enhanced by the world class tertiary care services of UPMC, right here at home.”
Dr. V. Krishnan Nair established Somerset’s state-of-the-art cardiology program, which has been ranked in the top 10 percent nationwide for patient safety.
“It’s really nice to welcome Dr. Pradeep Nair, as he returns to Somerset County, to lead interventional cardiology into the future, in partnership with UPMC,” Park said.
UPMC is a $10 billion global health enterprise with more than 55,000 employees headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is transforming health care by integrating more than 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a health insurance services division, and international and commercial services. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranked No. 10 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals in 2012—and No. 1 in Pennsylvania—with 15 adult specialty areas ranked for excellence. UPMC is redefining health care by using innovative science, technology and medicine to invent new models of accountable, cost-efficient and patient-centered care. For more information on how UPMC is taking medicine from where it is to where it needs to be, go to UPMC.com.
About Somerset Hospital
Somerset Hospital has been a leader in Western Pennsylvania’s healthcare landscape since 1921. Presently, Somerset Hospital offers 111 inpatient beds, a state of the art medical imaging department, laboratory backed by a full service reference lab, obstetrics, inpatient psychiatric services and a full complement of wellness and rehabilitation programs. The mission of Somerset Hospital is to preserve health and improve life by providing access to quality, customer friendly healthcare services. Somerset Hospital, “Improving Your Health. And Your Life.”