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Major Health Partners Joins the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance as a Charter Member

July 15, 2021 | Press Releases

The Cardiometabolic Center Alliance (CMCA), founded by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is honored to announce the addition of Major Health Partners (MHP) as a Charter Member of the Alliance.

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 MHP an important member of the Alliance.

“We are excited to collaborate with Major Health Partners in our joint mission to improve quality of care and outcomes to patient with Cardiometabolic Disease.” Said Mikhail Kosiborod MD, Cardiometabolic Center Alliance Executive Director. “Major Health Partners’ unique deployment of Cardiometabolic Center Alliance protocols via Primary Care will provide additional opportunities to deliver this evidence-based care to a wider population of patients, offering greater access to comprehensive, coordinated care.”

"This is a great opportunity for us to bring nationally acclaimed levels of cardiovascular and metabolic care to our patients through their own primary care doctor. We are the only health care system in Indiana that is currently engaged to do this through the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance. Working with nationally recognized experts, our providers will give patients access to the best evidenced based care for improved health outcomes. We are excited to offer this highly successful program to our patients in support of their journey to better health. " said Paula Gustafson MD, Major Health Partners Chief Medical Officer.

Alliance members will adopt and implement a novel care model designed and successfully implemented by Saint Luke’s Michael & Marlys Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence in Kansas City, MO. Based on the initial data, under this model the rates of optimal guideline-directed medical therapy substantially increased over the national average, ensuring that patients with T2D receive care that is aimed at both optimizing diabetes management and providing comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction with therapies proven to improve outcomes. These results are made possible by a unified team of clinicians from across the disease continuum, who focus on holistic, guideline-directed preventative care. Through their participation, Alliance members will also contribute to a national registry that will track treatment patterns and quality of care. As the Alliance enhances its capabilities, improves processes, and expands research opportunities on a national scale, the ultimate goal is improved patient outcomes.

About Major Health Partners
Major Health Partners is a leading healthcare provider for patients, not only in Shelby County, Indiana, but also from the southeastern part of the state. Since 1924, Major Health Partners has grown to offer a wide spectrum of services, leading the region in many areas of healthcare delivery. We provide quality care through our unique combination of state-of-the-art technology, modern facilities, and personal service. Giving patients all of the advantages found at the large urban hospitals, combined with genuine personal service.