HCA poaches half of Kansas health system's cardiologist team

HCA Midwest Health, a seven-hospital system in Kansas City, Mo., hired seven cardiologists from Olathe (Kan.) Health July 17, according to The Kansas City Star.

The physicians will join the 32-member Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists cardiology team that provides services at nine HCA Midwest facilities across Kansas City. Midwest Heart and Vascular is affiliated with HCA Midwest Health.

The seven physicians will primarily practice at Overland Park, Kan.-based Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park (Kan.) Regional Medical Center.

Thomas Baldwin, MD, one of the seven physicians transitioning to HCA Midwest, told The Kansas City Star while each physician independently made the decision to move, each individual was attracted to the opportunity to join a larger health system offering more cardiovascular surgery options.

A representative from Olathe Health said the health system sent a letter to patients explaining the change, the report states.

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