Cardiovascular Care Group is saying goodbye to the CEO of its Louisiana Heart Hospital, which it acquired from MedCath last year. Charles Nasem is leaving for Oklahoma and his job will be filled by Steve Blades, "an icon in cardiovascular medicine" (pictured) who has been the company's senior vice president of physician services since its launch.
"Our plan is to build delivery systems throughout the country that integrate care across the full continuum of services from prevention to acute care, from surgery to rehabilitation and from diagnosis through disease management," said Harry R. Jacobson, MD, Chairman of the CCG Board. "Steve Blades has been the moving force behind our development of an exceptional network of physicians along the Northshore and throughout southwestern Mississippi."
Joe Cashia's Vivere Health fertility clinic venture is investing $3 million to add a surgery center to its Orlando-area laboratory. The move comes about eight months after Vivere opened its center there and six weeks after Cashia said his team is making a similar move in New Orleans.
Franklin-based fertility center operator Vivere Health has broken ground in Louisiana, according to an announcement yesterday.
Vivere Health, LLC broke ground today on the new, state-of-the-art Vivere - Audubon Surgery Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, marking continued progress in building the nation's leading network of Fertility Centers of Excellence (CoE) dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes. The addition of this state-of-the-art fertility clinic will be the fifth Vivere CoE, the first in Louisiana, and will enable Vivere to meet the fertility needs of metro New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
This facility will be the first that Vivere is able to custom build to reflect it's business model and will serve as the clinic model for future national expansion. To date, each of Vivere's four CoEs has been an acquired facility, tailored and refurbished to meet the standards of the company and needs of partnering physicians.
Brentwood-based rehabilitation hospital operator Centerre Healthcare is partnering with University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, to build a 40-bed facility that will employ 150 people when it opens this fall. The hospital will be the seventh in Centerre's portfolio. The company also is building in Oklahoma City and plans to break ground on a $23 million, 60-bed project in northeast Indianapolis this summer.
The freestanding hospital reportedly will be the most technologically advanced rehabilitation facility in the United States while providing a patient-centered environment. Features include a gymnasium focusing on accelerated recovery, training suites emphasizing activities of daily living, a therapeutic pool and outdoor recreation areas.
SEE ALSO: Our story from a year ago detailing Centerre's capital raise and growth plans
A California radiation oncology venture has acquired a stake in Prologics, a five-year-old Franklin-based company that provides various services to hospitals. Integrated Oncology Network also has invested in Prologics' Northern Ohio Regional Cancer Center.
"The opportunity to work along side of ION as a partner at this stage of our companies’ growth will enable us to build a stronger footprint and strategic platform to meet the needs of our ever changing healthcare market. The combination of our talented teams will provide the market with a unique alternative to that of the existing competitive landscape."
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