Navigation Links
Galichia Heart Hospital Lowers Cost of Bypass to $10K
Date:2/26/2008

Quality Cardiology Center Seeks End to Soaring Health Costs

WICHITA, Kansas, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galichia Heart Hospital, one of the nation's leading cardiology treatment centers, announced that it will now charge a flat fee of $10,000 for one of the most common types of open heart surgery, coronary bypass, according to a story in the Wichita Eagle published this week. "After carefully studying our costs and reviewing our social responsibilities, the board of directors has taken careful aim at rising U.S. healthcare costs by offering an eighty percent reduction in the cost of open heart surgery to a world-class rate," said Steve Harris, hospital chief executive.

"About five of every 1000 people need open-heart surgery every year, so a community this size, produces roughly 2000 procedures annually," Harris said. Surgeons at the Galichia Heart Hospital perform about 200 open-heart surgeries a year. Candidates for the flat-fee surgery will be examined and screened to be sure they have not previously had the same operation.

"The entire world is worried about the cost of healthcare and as we analyzed what we could do in our arena, we found that with good management, a low degree of complications, predicated on safety and experience, we could challenge the number one killer at an affordable cost," said Galichia Heart Hospital founder, Joseph P. Galichia, MD, FACC.

The insurance companies are intrigued, particularly Blue Cross, the state of Kansas' largest insurer, according to a spokesperson. "We're not an in-network provider but we're challenging them to rethink their contracting strategies," Harris added, "and we don't have to wait for national healthcare legislation to pass. We've just done it."

Contact: Stephen Jaffe, Jaffe & Co., Inc., (310) 275-7327; e-mail: sjmemo@aol.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Galichia Heart Hospital
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Expansion Will Double Size of The Heart Center at Regions Hospital
2. The human and economic cost of heart disease in Europe
3. More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure
4. Doing Angioplasty Long After Heart Attack Still Worth It, Analysis Shows
5. Many stroke, heart attack patients may not benefit from aspirin
6. Many Patients Fail to Take Drugs After Heart Attack
7. King of Talk Celebrates Milestone With Quaker, The King of Hearts
8. Free For All on Leap Day to Get Hearts Pumping!
9. TexSAn Heart Hospital Signs Agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
10. How to Be Heart Smart at the Supermarket
11. Heart Disease Deaths Over-Reported in New York City
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... N.Y (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori ... became a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs ... changing laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network ... advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City ... and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader ... been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ... the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ... LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s chief ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat subsidiary ... offerings for health care partners to include IT outsourcing, ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive insight ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... conference call and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, ... and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 ... company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom ... to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a ... design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch of ... development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has ... exclusive access to enabling technologies to the new ... will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: