Boston Children’s Hospital and Cleveland Clinic partner on heart care – Cleveland Jewish News
Cleveland Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital announced that the two hospitals would be working together to provide complex pediatric heart services through the Cleveland Clinic’s national network. This collaboration is the first of its kind to offer complex pediatric care directly to employers nationally.
As part of this partnership, the Boston Children’s Hospital will be joining the Cleveland Clinic network, which is the first national scale network of selected cardiovascular care providers. This will allow the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic to expand the services each hospital offers to include other complex pediatric care practices.
“Teamwork in many forms is the next phase of American medicine,” Hani Najim, chair of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, said. “We’re finding new ways to combine our individual strengths for better patient care and higher value.”
Under the agreement, the Boston Children’s Hospital will hold a special leadership position within the network, participating in leadership of the pediatric program and sharing in the establishment of practices related to patient care, outcome management, quality reporting and research.
“Together, our goal to develop and provide consistently high quality outcomes will drive ongoing improvement and spur innovations for the benefit of patients and families,” Pedro del Nido, chief of Cardiac Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, said. “The collaboration between our organizations offers access to high quality, cost effective care to employers’ families who need the most complex heart care.”
Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center. More than 1,100 scientists comprise the research community at the hospital.