Heart Center Partners With Memorial Hospital

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The Yakima Heart Center opens its doors this week to a new clinical partner -- the Cardiovascular Imaging Center.

The opening marks the beginning of a partnership between the Heart Center and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

Physicians from the Heart Center will oversee and direct cardiovascular programs at the hospital, while Memorial operates the imaging center located inside the Heart Center.

Representatives say they are excited to streamline the service to cardiovascular patients.

"We're able to keep oustanding cardiologists in this community, who have a deep history of incredible, innovative heart care services. And at the same time, they are able to take care of their patients wherever their patients would like to go," said Memorial Hospital CEO Dr. Rick Linneweh.

The Yakima Heart Center serves about 15 thousand patients every year.