St. Luke's Hospital, a healthcare provider in the St. Louis area, announced an affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute.
St. Luke's, Chesterfield, Mo., is the exclusive affiliate in St. Louis and will collaborate with the clinic to continue best practices in quality and patient safety, according to a news release. The affiliation combines academic, clinical and research components of the clinic with St. Luke's, allowing its patients to benefit from greater access to new treatments, clinical trials and second opinions.
“This affiliation further strengthens and advances cardiac treatment in order to provide the highest level of patient care no matter where you live,” said Dr. Joseph Cacchione, cardiologist and chairman of strategic operations at Cleveland Clinic's Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, in a statement.
“Treating patients with cardiovascular disease is complex, and our affiliation with St. Luke's Hospital will advance heart care in the St. Louis metro area,” he said.
The Heart & Vascular Institute has formed affiliations with cardiothoracic surgery and cardiovascular medicine programs in Ohio and beyond for more than a decade to combine the clinic's research and expertise with the efforts of other cardiac leaders. St. Luke's is the 18th such affiliate formed with the clinic.