SYRACUSE, NY – St. Joseph's Health announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire the New York Heart Center (NYHC), a Syracuse-based cardiology practice with nearly 100 employees.
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NYHC's 99 employees, including its 11 cardiologists, will now participate as part of the acquisition at St. Joseph's Health.
St. Joseph's Health announced no financial terms of its acquisition agreement in a press release released Thursday afternoon.
"The New York Heart Center is an important strategic partner of St. Joseph's Health," Dr. Joseph Spinale, chief physician officer at St. Joseph Health, said. "The formal unification of both organizations is a crucial and important step in creating a sustainable, first-class cardiology practice in the face of the complexity of healthcare, alternative Medicare payment models and reform uncertainties." Together we will improve care in a new way to improve quality and quality Improve outcomes for heart patients in central and northern New York. "
NYHC services more than 40,000 patients each year.
Dr. Commenting on the deal, Eugene Lozner, president of the New York Heart Center, said: "Collaboration with the leader in cardiovascular care gives our patients even greater access to physicians, nurses and cardiologists who consistently treat more patients than any other provider in the world the region. "
St. Joseph's Health describes NYHC as "one of the most comprehensive" cardiology practices in the state of New York, offering patients the "most advanced and technologically advanced" diagnostic imaging techniques for diagnosing and treating heart disease. These instruments include positron emission computed tomography (PET); Single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT); 64-slice CT imaging and 3-D echocardiography. The NYHC has all of these diagnostic tools in one place, in their main office in Syracuse, after the release.
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