Cincinnati Hospitals Target Christ Hospital in Competition for Cardiology Patients

Cardiology programs at hospitals in the Cincinnati area are competing more heavily for heart patients than in the past, according to a Community Press report.

The main target of the cardiology programs' competition is The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, which has a reputation for quality heart care. The hospital's cardiology operations account for approximately one-third of the organization's total surplus each year, according to the report.

Mercy Health Partners, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, TriHealth and UC Health — all based in Cincinnati — have created non-profit groups of employed cardiologists to increase patient volume, develop new specialties and recruit physicians. The competition may improve the range and quality of services available to patients. 

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