“St. Vincent Health Center in Erie said Tuesday [October 23] that it reached a clinical affiliation agreement with Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute,” writes Alex Nixon of the
The agreement will allow physicians at the Erie hospital to have access to Cleveland Clinic’s advanced research, technology, and techniques in an effort to provide better care for their patients.
“The clinical affiliation 'means that patients in the Erie region who are diagnosed with heart disease will be given the highest level of quality heart care, incorporating the resources, research and practices of the nation’s leading heart program,' the hospital said in a statement,” writes Nixon.
The deal is not an acquisition for the Cleveland Clinic but rather the rights for St. Vincent Health Center to use its name and access to clinical services.
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