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Piedmont Heart Institute Welcomes Cardiology of Georgia
Date:4/1/2008

ATLANTA, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) expands its expertise with the addition of the 20-member cardiovascular physician practice, Cardiology of Georgia, P.C. (COG), through a formal agreement with Piedmont Healthcare effective April 1, 2008. With eight locations including Buckhead, Canton, Fayetteville and North Fulton, COG will become a new group practice under the Piedmont Heart Institute and an important addition to PHI as it continues to propel new programs in cardiovascular research, education and excellence in prevention, arrhythmias, coronary and vascular intervention, stroke and cardiac imaging.

"Cardiology of Georgia has been an integral part of the history and foundation of cardiovascular care at Piedmont for more than 30 years," said Michele M. Molden, President and CEO of the Piedmont Heart Institute. "COG will continue to serve our communities with clinical expertise and now, with involvement in the leadership and direction of the Piedmont Heart Institute."

The Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) is the first of its kind affiliated with a community hospital system in greater Atlanta. It brings prominent cardiovascular physician groups together with one of the premier cardiac centers in the region. In fact, Piedmont Hospital was recently named Best in Atlanta for Overall Cardiac Care and Cardiac Surgery (2008) by HealthGrades(R), the leading healthcare ratings organization.

Seeking greater alignment of the physicians and our hospitals, the Piedmont Heart Institute has implemented a new care delivery model in Atlanta that eliminates the barriers to working more closely together and creates a platform where leadership is shared with enhanced care and services for the community. This fully integrated financial model will ultimately improve the patient experience, care efficiencies, quality and outcomes.

John W. Hurst Jr., M.D., managing partner of COG, said, "Piedmont has been home to us for more than 30 years. It is only natural that we pursue this affiliation under the Piedmont Heart Institute with its vision of advancing cardiovascular care for those we serve."

Since the mid-1960's, Piedmont Hospital has continued to earn recognition as a leader in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Piedmont was one of Georgia's first hospitals to establish a dedicated coronary care unit (CCU), the first to hire a full-time director of a community CCU, and one of the first in the country to use telemetry monitors throughout the hospital. Piedmont has successfully developed cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology, comprehensive electrophysiology and arrhythmia services, advanced heart failure management, open-heart surgery, and peripheral vascular services. This expertise culminated in 1994 with the centralization of services at the Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta at Piedmont Hospital.

About Cardiology of Georgia

Cardiology of Georgia (COG) is a member of Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians. With 20 physicians practicing in eight locations across greater Atlanta, COG's cardiac specialists have cared for Georgians for over 30 years, providing a full range of cardiovascular patient care in office, outpatient and inpatient settings.

About the Piedmont Heart Institute

The Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) is the first integrated cardiovascular healthcare delivery program affiliated with a community health system in greater Atlanta and is headquartered on the campus of Piedmont Hospital, a 481-bed tertiary care facility offering all major medical, surgical and diagnostic services. Offering a continuum of patient care, including primary and secondary prevention, outpatient and inpatient cardiovascular care, and appropriate quality measures and metrics to demonstrate enhanced outcomes, PHI combines renowned cardiologists and the 162-bed Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta to propel new programs in cardiovascular research, education and excellence in prevention, arrhythmias, coronary and vascular intervention, stroke and cardiac imaging. PHI is part of Piedmont Healthcare (PHC), a not-for-profit organization that also includes Piedmont Fayette Hospital, a 143-bed acute-care community hospital in Fayetteville; Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, a 42-bed community hospital in Jasper; Piedmont Newnan Hospital, a 143-bed acute-care community hospital in Newnan; the Piedmont Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic entity for private fundraising initiatives; the Piedmont Physicians Group, with more than 80 primary care physicians in 25 offices throughout metro Atlanta; and the Piedmont Clinic, a 567-member physician network. For more information, visit http://www.piedmontheartinstitute.org.

About Piedmont Hospital's Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta

The 162-bed Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta at Piedmont Hospital includes more than 100 physicians and 550 support staff. Piedmont Hospital was recently named Best in Atlanta for Overall Cardiac Care and Cardiac Surgery (2008) by HealthGrades(R), the leading healthcare ratings organization. The Center offers a full spectrum of integrated cardiovascular care - from initial testing to post-surgery recovery, including nationally accredited programs in cardiac rehabilitation, echocardiology, peripheral vascular and congestive heart failure. Services include cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, and endovascular, arrhythmia management, advanced heart failure management, genetic and metabolic preventive therapy and cardiac MR/CT imaging. The Center's mission is to provide the highest quality patient care while becoming a national leader in the use of innovative, cost-effective, preventive and curative surgical, interventional and medical management for patients with cardiovascular disease. For more information, visit http://www.fuquaheartcenter.org.


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