UC Health Invests $2M in Outpatient Cardiology Expansion

Cardiology services now provided in one centralized location on Clifton Campus

CINCINNATI (Nov. 21, 2019) — A six-month, $2 million renovation project will now enable cardiology patients at UC Health to receive outpatient care in one centralized location on the Clifton Campus.

The project, completed in October, brings general cardiology, advanced heart failure, cardiothoracic surgery care, structural and interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and diagnostics services together under one roof at the UC Health Physicians Office on Piedmont Avenue.

Previously, these outpatient programs were located in two separate buildings on the Clifton Campus: the Hoxworth Building and the Medical Arts Building.

The renovation includes the move of UC Health’s Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Center from the Hoxworth Building to the UC Health Physicians Office. It also provides 25 new patient exam rooms and expanded imaging capabilities for echocardiography, stress testing and external cardiac device monitoring.

The new, consolidated center will expand access for patients, improve the quality of care, and enable UC Health cardiology specialists and clinicians within the UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute to work together more collaboratively than in the past, said Donald Wayne, MD, medical director of ambulatory cardiology for UC Health and associate professor of internal medicine at the UC College of Medicine.

“When you have multiple cardiology services in the same area, the interaction will become much more seamless with doctor to doctor collaboration for the patient,” Wayne said. “This eases the transfer of care, so the patient will not have to move to different locations, while also improving the quality of care.”

In October, UC Health was named among the top 10% in the nation for cardiology services by Healthgrades. The health system also routinely receives recognition from the American Heart Association for the quality of cardiac care, including heart failure and heart attack.

The UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute provides advanced cardiac care in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices (VAD), the region’s largest Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Center, and a wide range of other cardiac services.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, visit uchealth.com/heart or call (513) 475-8521. The new cardiology center is located at the UC Health Physicians Office, 222 Piedmont Ave., Suite 1000, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

 

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