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Baptist Health South Florida Joins the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance as a Charter Member 

February 9, 2021 | Press Releases

Kansas City, Missouri and Miami, FloridaThe Cardiometabolic Center Alliance (CMCA), founded by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, is honored to announce the addition of Baptist Health South Florida as a Charter Member. 

As a coalition that seeks to establish Cardiometabolic Centers of Excellence nationwide aimed at transforming the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related cardiovascular (CV) and renal comorbidities, the CMCA considers Baptist Health South Florida’s renowned reputation for world-class centers of excellence and a high quality, compassionate and family-centered approach to healthcare as a key member of the Alliance. 

“At the CMCA, our mission is to improve the quality of care and outcomes in patients living with Cardiometabolic disease regardless of where they live.  We are excited to welcome Baptist Health South Florida as a Charter Member of the CMCA given their commitment to effective preventive care including providing care to underserved populations that are disproportionality impacted by cardiometabolic disease” said Mikhail Kosiborod MD, Cardiometabolic Center Alliance Executive Director.  

 “Baptist Health South Florida prides itself on taking a leading role in treating and preventing Cardiometabolic disease and other conditions to significantly improve lives,” said Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., chief population officer at Baptist Health, and deputy director of Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “Offering the full range of high quality cardiovascular care, our work uniquely aligns with that of the CMCA’s and we look forward to collaborating to refine and strengthen care approaches to most effectively treat type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular conditions.” 

The Cardiometabolic Center Alliance is a national collaborative of healthcare organizations committed to helping patients better manage their conditions for a better quality of life and helping to ease the burden on health care organizations. Across its aligned member sites, care will be delivered via a standardized, patient-centered, team-based, comprehensive risk reduction approach based on  a novel care model designed and successfully implemented by Saint Luke’s Michael & Marlys Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence in Kansas City, MO.  The overarching goals of the CMCA and its members include: improving the quality of care and outcomes for patients with cardiometabolic disease, creating platforms for real world evidence generation and clinical trials, as well as producing tangible benefits to  healthcare organizations in a value-based model of care delivery.

About Baptist Health South Florida 

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.