KAWEAH DELTA LAUNCHES AFFILIATION WITH THE NATION’S NO. 1 HEART PROGRAM,
Sergio S. Caminha, MD, General and Cardiothoracic Surgeon
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The affiliation between Kaweah Delta and Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular
Institute, ranked the nation’s No. 1 heart program by
U.S. News & World Report, means our patients have access to the broadest possible range of solutions
from skilled, experienced doctors, nurses and technicians. Options you
may not have anywhere else in the region.
- Kaweah Delta provides data pertaining to the areas of interventional cardiology,
electrophysiology, cardiac imaging and heart failure management. This
data will be collected utilizing databases or registries allowing for
a global assessment of our performance.
- Cleveland Clinic and Kaweah Delta’s review quality and performance
- Cleveland Clinic heart experts are available to review complex cases and
discuss the appropriate care plans for patients.
- Our heart & vascular physicians can access Cleveland Clinic for review
of diagnostic and interventional images for quality review purposes.
- Provide consultation on use or acquisition of new technology for the benefit
of our patients.
- Cleveland Clinic has extensive patient care protocols, clinical practice
guidelines and patient education materials for use by Kaweah Delta.
- Kaweah Delta’s participates in Cleveland Clinic-sponsored Continuing
Medical Education (CME) courses, department meetings and training.
About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center
that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians
with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles
of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered
many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and
the first face transplant in the United States.
U.S. News & World Reportconsistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals
in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among
Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600full-time
salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140
medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health
system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regionalhospitals,
more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18
full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers
– and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada;
Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 millionoutpatient
visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000surgical cases throughout
Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from
every state and 185 countries. Visit us at
clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at
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