Officials with Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas announced this morning they have joined forces to coordinate care for heart patients in East Texas.
The affiliation brings together more than 20 cardiologists. Mother Frances Hospital will also provide imaging services at the CAET location in Tyler.
Hospital officials during a press conference said the collaboration would broaden access to care for cardiology patients and help improve efficiency.
The agreement between the two entities maintains that they remain independent of each other, but combine services to patients not only in Tyler, but also to satellite clinics in rural locations.