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CHRISTUS St. Michael announces affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic

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CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System announced on Wednesday an affiliation with the country's No. 1 heart hospital, Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute.

"The Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic has been ranked No. 1 in heart care by U.S. News & World Report for 19 consecutive years, and CHRISTUS St. Michael is the only facility in the region to form and affiliation with the hospital's Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute" said Chris Karan, President/CEO, CHRISTUS St. Michael.

Cleveland Clinic's Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the largest cardiovascular speciality groups in the world, offering patients expert medical management and a full range of therapies.

Once the program is fully implemented, area heart patients will enjoy greater access to heart surgery clinical trials, treatment protocols and additional research opportunities that are offered through the Cleveland Clinic.

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