PLATTSBURGH — CVPH Medical Center will soon provide on-site cardiology services to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone.
Beginning Wednesday, cardiologists from the Plattsburgh hospital will travel to Malone one day a week to see patients. Those trips will increase to twice weekly beginning the week of July 7.
“We’re excited that the two medical communities are working closer and closer together,” CVPH President and CEO Stephens Mundy told the Press-Republican.
In addition to visiting patients, the CVPH cardiologists will be able to provide diagnostic testing and interpretation of test results.
These services were previously provided at Alice Hyde by doctors from Burlington’s Fletcher Allen Health Care, a clinical affiliate of the Malone hospital.
CARE CLOSE TO HOME
Both Fletcher Allen and CVPH are affiliates of Fletcher Allen Partners, which has set a goal of maximizing the quality of its system’s programs by enabling patients to receive the care they need without traveling unnecessary distances.
This change in cardiac services at Alice Hyde, Mundy noted, reflects that goal.
“As we continue to work toward fostering collaborative approaches to medicine in the North Country, and with CVPH’s affiliation with Fletcher Allen Partners, it made very good sense from both a location perspective and clinical quality perspective to bring this new collaboration for cardiology services online at Alice Hyde,” President and CEO of Alice Hyde Medical Center Douglas DiVello said in a media release.
Both Mundy and DiVello noted that many patients from Malone and the surrounding areas already travel to Plattsburgh for specialized cardiac care.
“This new strategy will allow our patients to receive care close to home, which ultimately helps the patient with their care and recovery,” DiVello said.
“Our goal is to provide the best medical care possible for our patients — this arrangement will certainly help us in reaching that goal.”