MedStar Heart Institute (Alliance) Testimonial

MedStar Heart Institute recently entered into a unique alliance with Cleveland Clinic that, although brand new, is already reaping benefits.  Just weeks into the new relationship, we began an exchange of information about a broad range of issues including clinical pathways, research and education—looking for opportunities and commonalities.  Following several initial site visits to both institutions, we have begun to enact changes to streamline pre- and post-operative procedures and to refine our information management system to handle more extensive data collection and outcome measurement.

We feel strongly that our relationship with Cleveland Clinic will enrich our cardiovascular service line, enhance patient outcomes, and widen access to state-of-the-art heart care to the communities we serve.  The alliance grew out of mutual respect and shared values, which we feel form the strong framework for a very productive, long-term association.