Snellville, Ga. (May 29, 2015) – Eastside Medical Center is partnering with Gwinnett Medical Group (GMG) to provide comprehensive cardiac care to residents of Snellville and the surrounding communities. The partnership is effective immediately.
Over the past several years, Eastside has established a successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program. GMG will continue to build upon that success. Through the partnership, GMG also will help Eastside expand electrophysiology services.
GMG is composed of multi-specialty physician practices employed by Gwinnett Health System.
“Since the start, Eastside’s cardiology program has exceeded national quality benchmarks and is the reason we’re able to drive optimal clinical outcomes,” Scott Schmidly, CEO at Eastside, said. “As the need for cardiac care grows so, too, must our program and this partnership is just one way in which we will continue to deliver advanced cardiac care to our patients.”
“For over 30 years, Gwinnett Medical Group cardiologists have served Eastside patients,” said Phil Wolfe, president and CEO of Gwinnett Health System. “This agreement will benefit the communities by providing patients with improved access to comprehensive cardiology and cardiac surgery in Gwinnett County.”
Fully accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, Eastside performed 502 cardiac catheterization procedures in 2014. The hospital previously partnered with Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta, Ga. to bring PCI capabilities to Snellville in 2012.
“Our decision to partner with Gwinnett came with the best interest of our patients in mind,” Schmidly said. “We are grateful for the Piedmont Heart team and the important role they played in the success of our program to date and look forward to building on that success with Gwinnett Medical Group.”
Gwinnett Health System is the parent company of a number of healthcare entities in Gwinnett County including Gwinnett Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Group and Sequent Health Physician Partners.
For more information about cardiac care at Eastside, visit eastsidemedical.com.