Physician investors have teamed up with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital to open a physician-led, 48-bed specialty heart hospital.
Heart hospital a joint venture for docs, Arlington Memorial
Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington is a physician-led hospital run by AMH Cath Labs, which is a joint venture between 332-bed Arlington Memorial and the cardiologists on its medical staff, according to a news release.
The new facility is housed in the Tom Vandergriff building on the Arlington Memorial campus, according to the release. Arlington Memorial is part of Texas Health Resources, a 13-hospital system based in Arlington.
Megan Brooks, a spokeswoman for Texas Health, said the heart hospital has 25 staffed beds initially, but that will increase as the patient census grows. She added that the “hospital within a hospital” will lease its space from Arlington Memorial and more than $4 million in improvements were made to the existing building to accommodate the new facility.
Patients seeking care for heart and vascular problems in the Arlington Memorial emergency department will be transferred to the new facility for specialized care, the release said.
Cardiothoracic surgeon Baron Hamman is the president of the new hospital, whose services will include interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, mitral valve repair surgery and a robotic catheter system for treating abnormal heart rhythms.
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