CENTURA HEALTH PARTNERS WITH CARDIOLOGY GROUPS TO ENHANCE THE VALUE OF CARDIAC CARE FOR ALL COLORADANS

Partnering with Colorado Springs Cardiologists and South Denver Cardiology Associates, PC, is the result of a year-long assessment process which will allow for achieving economies of scale, clinical integration, sharing of best practices, improved outcomes and quality across the continuum of care. As Centura Health continues to enhance the value of cardiac care, a strong foundation of physician partners is necessary.

ABOUT THE CENTURA HEART NETWORK:

The Centura Heart Network cares for more hearts than any other provider in Colorado.

The largest statewide team of dedicated cardiac physicians, nurses, technicians and therapists, providing early and focused prevention, rapid emergency heart services, advanced cardiovascular care, rehabilitation and palliative care.

Systems, resources and expertise together, with Flight For Life Colorado, Colorados largest critical care transport system, and Centura Connect - a one-call number to expedite patient transfer statewide - quickly and efficiently serve patients and referring physicians.

Since the first open heart surgery in Colorado in 1964 to the first accredited chest pain center in Colorado in 2005, Centura Health has demonstrated a timeless commitment to patients, partners and to a dedicated group of cardiovascular professionals.

ABOUT COLORADO SPRINGS CARDIOLOGISTS, PC:

Physicians offer expert care in all areas of inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular medicine including consultative cardiology, echocardiography, treadmill testing, nuclear imaging and peripheral vascular studies.

Each physician specializes in a focused area of cardiology including diagnostic catherization, diagnostic echocardiogram, interventional catheterization (coronary and peripheral), structural/valvular heart disease, device implantation and electrophysiology studies.

ABOUT SOUTH DENVER CARDIOLOGY ASSOCIATES, PC:

Established in 1973, South Denver Cardiology Associates, PC is comprised of 19 cardiologists with a collective experience of over 300 years of patient care.

Committed to providing the highest level of cardiac care to the South Denver Metro region through profession-accepted, evidence-based therapies, South Denver Cardiology Associates, PC is active in creating clinical pathways to optimize clinical outcomes.

South Denver Cardiology Associates, PC provides active, inpatient (hospital) and outpatient (office-based) services, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional therapies.

QUOTES:

INTERVIEWS:

Randy Haffner, president and CEO, Porter Adventist Hospital, Centura Health South Denver Operating Group, Chair of Cardiovascular Council.

Margaret Sabin, president and CEO, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, South State Operating Group

Robert Cadigan, MD, Colorado Springs Cardiologists

Brenda Lambert, CEO, South Denver cardiology Associates, PC

Karyl VanBenthuysen, MD, South Denver Cardiology Associates, PC

For more information about the Centura Health network of care, visit www.centura.org.

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About Centura Health

Centura Health, Colorados health care leader, is focused on connecting Coloradans to affordable, world-class care in every corner of the state. Centura Healths integrated statewide network includes 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Approximately 14,500 of the best hearts and minds in medicine, along with 6,000 physician partners, have access to the most technologically advanced tools available. For Coloradans, this means the top expertise and technology is right where you need it - close to where you are. We reach beyond hospital walls to connect with people at every stage of life to bring them life-enriching compassion and life-affirming hope. Connections that only Centura Health can make. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.