Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clevand Clinic In Chicago?

All I can say is, best of luck:
In a move likely to shake up the market for heart care in the Chicago area, the well-known Cleveland Clinic’s cardiac surgery program said Thursday that it has signed an affiliation agreement with Central DuPage Hospital in the western Chicago suburbs.

The internationally known Cleveland Clinic draws patients from more than 85 countries around the world for everything from open-heart surgery and valve replacement to heart transplants. Its deal with Central DuPage, in Winfield, is designed to enhance the heart care provided at the 313-bed community hospital and potentially bring Cleveland Clinic patient referrals at a time heart surgeries are less needed than they were a decade ago.
This won't shake up the market in Chicago. After all, when you have a bunch of Cadillac's in garage, why go after a Ford?

Unless, of course, it costs a whole lot less to buy a Ford.



Anonymous said...

They tried this in Seattle, but it fizzled. They had lots of ads out for a while... I don't know why it didn't work.

Mike said...

They also had a clinic in Naples, Fl that didn't work out either.

Anonymous said...

Competition in the healthcare market is a good thing. Central Dupage Hospital has a well recognized brand and a reputation for developing world class programs. Cleveland Clinic may indeed shake up the cardiology business in the Chicago arena. Patients will utimately decide where they choose to spend their healthcare dollars. If Cleveland Clinic Heart Care is available at a suburban location; I'd seize the opportunity!