Published on October 05, 2018

New collaboration announced for heart care in Brainerd Lakes area

Essentia Health is collaborating with the Minneapolis Heart Institute to expand heart care in the Brainerd Lakes area.

The new arrangement brings together Minneapolis Heart Institute’s and Essentia’s proven excellence in interventional cardiology with the first-rate facilities and services at the Marilyn Covey Heart & Vascular Center at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.

The Minneapolis Heart Institute will also be adding to existing Essentia services through in-person and telecare consultations at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic. Patients will be able to consult with subspecialists in areas such as electrophysiology, advanced heart failure, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular disease and valve and structural heart disease.

“We are proud to say that the collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Heart Institute and Essentia Health has always been driven by the shared vision of bringing the highest level of care closer to home," said Dr. Raed H. Abdelhadi, the Minneapolis Heart Institute’s Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Implementation.

Dr. Michael Rich, Cardiovascular Services Section Physician Leader at the Marilyn Covey Heart & Vascular Center shared, “We are very excited to partner with the respected excellence of the Minneapolis Heart Institute as we continue to expand services for the patients in the area that we are privileged to serve.”

Heart specialists from the Minneapolis Heart Institute have begun work at the Marilyn Covey Heart & Vascular Center and will begin taking appointments at the Brainerd Clinic later this month.