WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Duke Health have signed a joint operating agreement, bringing together their renowned heart programs and expertise to create an innovative, integrated cardiovascular collaboration.
The two organizations will work together to deliver highly-coordinated cardiovascular care, a broader scope of services and greater value and affordability to Wake County’s growing population of heart patients.
Duke Health and WakeMed are also in discussions related to a similar collaboration involving cancer services in Wake County.
Heart Care Plus+
The heart care collaboration, known as Heart Care Plus+, will serve the cardiovascular care needs of patients in Wake County, providing patients greater value and more options for quality heart care – without the need for costly new construction or infrastructure.
This is not a merger between the two organizations. Duke Health and WakeMed will continue to operate independently apart from the collaboration and maintain their own identities.
“This is a very exciting and important development that we believe will further enhance patient care in Wake County,” explains Donald Gintzig, WakeMed president & CEO.
“As health systems continue to focus on improving the care and value we deliver to our patients, working together can help us all achieve greater coordination of care and clinical quality. As leaders in our respective areas of expertise, both Duke and WakeMed have the opportunity to learn a great deal from one another – all in the best interest of our patients and the care we deliver together.”
Please refer to the press release for more information about the collaboration. You can also view the video below for more information.