Cardiology services at University Hospital & Clinics get boost from Cardiovascular Institute of the South

10/7/2013

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has announced that it is enhancing its cardiology services through a partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS). CIS physicians working at UHC are also primarily affiliated with Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC).

CIS physicians are offering a clinic-based consulting practice with access to UHC’s cardiac catheterization lab. CIS faculty, working with LSU Health Sciences Center and LGMC, will also be training residents.

"We are very excited about working with the UHC team of dedicated health care professionals to support LSU’s mission of providing first-class residencies and fellowships to the next generation of physicians,” says CIS CEO David Konur. "This partnership is an opportunity for our organizations to come together with the same goal in mind: to bring all residents of Acadiana the highest-quality health care possible.”

UHC CEO Jared Stark also praised the developments.

"We look forward to CIS providing and expanding the cardiology coverage at University Hospital & Clinics,” says Stark."Their work with Lafayette General Medical Center has been outstanding, and I know they will bring that level of quality and expertise to our campus.We remain committed to providing excellent medical services to everyone in our community, regardless of their ability to pay."

Both Stark and Konur were appreciative of LSU’s cooperation in this agreement.

"We are excited to see services improved at UHC, as well as better opportunities for our residents and fellows,” says Larry H. Hollier, M.D., FACS, Chancellor of LSU Health Science Center New Orleans. "The kind of progressive partnership represented here benefits all of Acadiana.”

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