Self Regional HealthCare and the MUSC Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, based in Charleston, have signed an affiliation agreement with a goal of expanding the Greenwood program’s surgical capabilities.
Through this affiliation, Self Regional will work with MUSC Health to advance the expertise of clinical staff via mentoring related to the latest technologies and procedures in cardiovascular surgical care, according to a news release. In addition, the affiliation with MUSC Health will allow Self Regional’s patients access to clinical trials, providing patients in the Upstate with some of the most promising cardiovascular treatments currently available in the nation.
“Self Regional is thrilled about this partnership,” Dr. Matt Logan, president and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare, said in the news release. “Working with such a respected organization as MUSC will not only allow our patients enhanced access to treatments but will also improve the cardiothoracic care we’re able to provide here in the community.”
Self Regional’s Heart and Vascular Center provides a range of advanced heart care, from prevention and emergency cardiac care to open heart surgery and rehabilitation, the release said. The Heart Failure Clinic at Self Regional was recognized by the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines in 2015, 2016 and 2017 based on the clinic’s quality and outcomes in stroke care and heart failure. Its Chest Pain Center is nationally accredited.
“As the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center, we have a unique ability and responsibility to assist other South Carolina care providers as they seek to optimize local heart care,” Dr. Marc R. Katz, profess or and chief of MUSC Health’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, said in the release. “We want to help our colleagues in Greenwood take things to the next level through collaboration, education and research, as well as assisting as needed with clinical care for the benefit of the patients and families they serve.”