October 2010

Memorial Webcasts Open Heart Surgery, Integrates Services with Cardiology Group

Chattanooga, TN

Memorial Health Care System allowed members of the public to witness an open heart procedure on a 72-year-old patient. The inaugural webcast of Memorial's "Life in the OR: Restoring Marjorie's Heart" video took place September 15 on the website of the Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper. The 30-minute video, which includes the most critical parts of the operation, is now available for viewing on Memorial's website.

Memorial also announced that it will integrate services with The Chattanooga Heart Institute, the region's largest cardiology group. This alignment culminates a 30-year relationship between the two organizations and will lead to enhanced collaboration and improved health outcomes. The Chattanooga Heart Institute has 23 board-certified cardiologists. Following the integration, the physicians and staff of The Chattanooga Heart Institute will be employed by Memorial. For more information, contact Brian Lazenby.