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SwedishAmerican Establishes Heart Failure Clinic in Partnership with UW Health

October 24, 2011

SwedishAmerican Health System is pleased to announce that it is partnering with UW Health to offer expanded heart failure services in Rockford. A monthly clinic has been established to provide assistance for patients with complicated heart failure symptoms that are difficult to manage.

Working in partnership with SwedishAmerican clinical staff, UW Health cardiologists Drs. Maryl Johnson and Elaine Winkel will provide care and consultation at the SwedishAmerican Heart Hospital on the fourth Friday of the month from 8:30-3:30. Patients will require a cardiologist's referral to be seen at the clinic.

The clinic will include a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, medical and surgical options. The focus will be on patients with congestive heart failure, ranging from those with mild ventricular dysfunction to individuals whose symptoms require heart transplantation.

"While patients with complex needs, such as those who are candidates for heart transplants, may be referred to Madison, our goal is to keep patients in the Rockford community and provide care management assistance to their physicians," says cardiologist Dr. Kenneth Brin of Midwest Heart Specialists at SwedishAmerican.

About SwedishAmerican Health System
SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The health system is comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency, a foundation and an exclusive affiliation with UW Health in northern Illinois.

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Paul Greenland

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