A new affiliation was announced yesterday (January 13) between Guthrie Health and Temple University Hospital for advanced heart failure services and heart transplants.
Officials say that’ll provide patients in the Twin Tiers with streamlined access to Temple’s heart specialists and allow Guthrie to expand its advanced clinical and surgical services.
The Temple Heart Transplant Program is the fastest “list-to-transplant” site in the U.S., with the best 1-year survival in the region.
Advanced heart failure specialists and cardiovascular surgeons within the program can offer the most advanced mechanical circulatory support solutions available, leading to greater coordination and management of patients with advanced heart failure.
“The Guthrie Cardiovascular Team enthusiastically welcomes Temple as a partner in rendering excellent, patient-centered care to those we serve,” said Guthrie’s Chief of Cardiovascular Services Daniel Sporn, MD, FACC, MHA. “We take pride in providing our community with immediate access to the health care they need, utilizing cutting-edge technologies in a compassionate, hands-on environment.”
“We are pleased to announce this unique affiliation with Guthrie, which offers a unified approach to the care of heart failure patients with defined patient pathways between Guthrie and Temple,” said Michael Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Hospital. “It’s a win-win for patients, who will have access to Temple’s Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program, one of the most experienced in the world.”