Release Date: 04/21/2014
Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England Provides Clinical Excellence Close to Home
Care New England announced today an expansion of its
cardiovascular services made possible through a strong clinical
affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston. This
program, staffed by Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at
Care New England, provides convenient locations for its patients at
Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket; Women & Infants’ 90 Plain Street
facility in Providence and Kent Hospital in Warwick, while offering
treatment for all but the most complex cardiac diagnoses locally.
This expansion comes a year after a clinical affiliation with Brigham
and Women’s Hospital established a comprehensive program at Kent
Hospital and also integrated existing BWH services at Memorial Hospital.
Since then, it has grown to include many additional services including
advanced cardiovascular imaging modalities such as cardiac CT, the
advanced valvular heart disease service, and the advanced heart failure
service with transplant consultation. These services are provided by
board certified cardiologists and a team of Care New England nurses and
clinical support staff.
In addition to the array of advanced services, outpatient consultations
and stress testing, cardiac catheterization and heart failure clinic
nursing support are available. There is also access to cardiovascular
clinical trials, a cardiac telemedicine program and congestive heart
failure management program and a full range of cardiac arrhythmia
services. Also, when appropriate, doctors can quickly arrange for the
most advanced, world-class care at BWH in Boston, with follow-up care
“Care New England is committed to serving the health needs of our
community by providing coordinated care across a full spectrum of
services and settings. Our goal is to keep patients well, but ensure
they have expert and highly specialized care close to home when they
need it most,” said Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO, Care New
“We have an enormous amount of pride in the Brigham and Women’s
Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. These talented physicians
are full time faculty members at BWH and offer exceptional
cardiovascular services to patients in RI, while having the ability to
refer cases to BWH when more advanced services are necessary,” said
David Williams, MD, senior physician in the Cardiovascular Division at
“When an advanced procedure is necessary, such as a heart assist device
or a complex electrical procedure, patients are referred to BWH and the
transition is seamless due to extensive direct communication that will
have already occurred, often via telemedicine, between our physicians
located at the BWH main campus and our BWH Cardiovascular Associates at
Care New England,” said Dale Adler, MD, executive vice chair of the
Department of Medicine at BWH.
“The continued expansion of our cardiology programs helps us to provide
patients and their families with more coordinated and efficient care and
brings further expertise to Care New England, supporting our efforts to
create a regional center of excellence. We will continue to strive to
provide this care in a compassionate and thoughtful manner,” said
Chester M. Hedgepeth, III, MD, PhD., executive chief of cardiology at
Care New England.
For more information log on to www.carenewengland.org/cardiovascularcare/.
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, serves as the major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school's primary care academic program. Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child health and women’s health issues.
Memorial provides health services for the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts including oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts.