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For many years, we ran a thriving cardiovascular program run by a cardiologist local to Prestonsburg. However, we found ourselves facing a significant challenge when he accepted an offer to join a larger practice.

We attempted to fill the void on our own, but none of the traditional recruitment methods were working so we opted to partner with CardioSolution. They had an excellent recruiting and staffing model in place and more importantly, they took the time to listen and fully appreciate the unique needs of both the hospital and the community we serve.

Virtually overnight, they had our cardiovascular program up and running. Patient volume went from almost zero to over 400 a month. Diagnostic catheter procedures went from a dozen a year to over 300.

With CardioSolution's help, we were able to apply for and receive the Certificate of Need required to build a 24/7 STEMI program. They got our Cath Lab up to par, provided us with two highly qualified physicians and all of the necessary staff to get the program off the ground, and in September of 2017, we performed the first ever PCI in Prestonsburg, KY.

Bud Warman
CEO, Highlands Health System