Henry Ford Allegiance Health Creates Greater Access to Expert Heart Care

A pioneer in structural heart techniques, Henry Ford Hospital is committed to offering new clinical trials and the highest quality of personalized care in our region.

In another strategic step in its affiliation with Henry Ford Health System, Henry Ford Allegiance Health announced it will join forces with the cardiac surgery team at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. A pioneer in structural heart techniques, Henry Ford Hospital is committed to offering new clinical trials and the highest quality of personalized care in our region. Using an integrated approach to care and expanded technology, Henry Ford offers access to life-saving protocols that have increased heart attack survival rates from 50 to 84 percent.

Division Head of Cardiac Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute Gaetano Paone, MD, said, "Henry Ford Health System is committed to enhancing the quality of cardiac care in the Jackson area by sharing system best practices, and we look forward to serving the region.  We are also honored to welcome cardiac surgeons Mahender Macha, MD, and Vincent Simonetti, MD, as members of the Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group (HFAMG)."

Dr. Macha and Dr. Simonetti have served the Jackson community since Henry Ford Allegiance Health first brought open-heart surgery services to the Jackson area-an event that marks its 10th Anniversary this year. The team has since completed more than 1,430 open-heart surgeries.

"Jackson area residents will have local access to many benefits, along with the consistency of the same high quality providers who will continue to practice in the community. As part of the HFAMG, Dr. Macha and Dr. Simonetti remain dedicated to providing the highest level of cardiac surgical services close to home," said Dana Snider, Administrative Director of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology services.

Georgia Fojtasek, President and CEO, Henry Ford Allegiance Health, said, "As cardiac care continues to evolve, integrated approaches will improve patient outcomes. Connecting with the outstanding team at Henry Ford Hospital will further enhance our ability to provide safe, high quality cardiac and vascular care locally."

About Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region. Visit HenryFordAllegiance.com to learn more.

About Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is a six hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. HFHS is one of the nation's leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. It provides health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. HFHS is a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Visit henryford.com to learn more.

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