Methodist Hospitals Partners with the University of Chicago Medicine To provide Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Services - August 9, 2018

Methodist Hospitals has finalized an agreement with the University of Chicago Medicine to provide cardiothoracic surgery services at Methodist Hospitals. As a part of this partnership, two UChicago Medicine surgeons will join the Methodist Hospitals Heart and Vascular Institute.

“As we move forward as an independent system, clinical partnerships such as this one will be instrumental in ensuring our hospitals’ continued growth and success. We are proud to bring UChicago Medicine to Northwest Indiana,” said Raymond Grady, President and CEO at Methodist Hospitals. “The addition of these two noted surgeons gives Methodist Hospitals a comprehensive program of cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery services.”

Daniel Ciaburri, MD, FACC, FACS, MBA, joined Methodist on Aug. 1, 2018. Ciaburri is a cardiothoracic surgeon with expertise in open heart surgery, thoracic surgery, valve replacement, aneurysm and dissection repair as well as treatment of arrhythmia and coronary artery disease. He received his medical training at the University of Connecticut and Cornell University‘s New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Ciaburri’s office is in Pavilion B, 200 E. 89th Ave., at the Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Ind.

In October, Cosmin Dobrescu, MD, a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, also will join Methodist Hospitals. Dobrescu is a graduate of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and was fellowship-trained in congenital cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery at UCLA Medical Center and the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

“We continually seek ways to provide greater health care options, easier access and increased convenience for more patients,” said Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD, chief of cardiac surgery at UChicago Medicine. “Our expertise in cardiothoracic and vascular disease and surgery will complement the services provided at Methodist Hospitals.”

About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, an Orthopedic & Spine Care Center, Sports Medicine, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health services. It has earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation. Methodist’s Northlake Campus is a Verified Level III Trauma Center.

About the University of Chicago Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine, with a history dating back to 1927, is one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions. It comprises the 811-bed University of Chicago Medical Center, Pritzker School of Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division. Its main Hyde Park campus is home to the Center for Care and Discovery, Bernard Mitchell Hospital, Comer Children’s Hospital and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. Together with Ingalls Memorial Hospital, UChicago Medicine also has ambulatory facilities in Orland Park, South Loop and the Southland as well as affiliations and partnerships that create a regional network of care. UChicago Medicine offers a full range of specialty-care services for adults and children through more than 40 institutes and centers including an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma care. It has 811 licensed beds, nearly 850 attending physicians, about 2,500 nurses and over 1,100 residents and fellows.

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