The St. Louis division of SSM Health Care, also based in St. Louis, has expanded its SSM Heart Institute cardiology medical group (PDF) with 14 cardiologists from three area practices joining the group, according to a news release.
SSM St. Louis expands heart group with deals
Two of the groups were already located on the campuses of SSM hospitals: Metro Heart Group of Clayton and its six physicians on the campus of 446-bed SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, and Midwest Cardiovascular Consultants and its four physicians on the campus of 422-bed SSM DePaul Health Center, Bridgeton, Mo. The third group is Metro Heart Group of St. Peters, which has four physicians and three clinic locations in greater St. Louis.
The heart institute also recently signed a co-management agreement with Patients First Health Care of Washington, Mo., to oversee cardiovascular services at 174-bed SSM St. Clare Health Center, Fenton, Mo. Patients First, a multispecialty physician practice, has clashed recently with the hospital system now known simply as Mercy, Chesterfield, Mo., and its hospital in Washington, Mo., now-called Mercy Hospital.
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