Today, more patients receive treatment with medicine and minimally invasive procedures, most often provided by cardiologists or electrophysiologists—physicians who specialize in heart care. Acquiring Green River Heart will further the expansion of heart care services for OMHS patients throughout western Kentucky and southern Indiana.
“Making Green River Heart part of OMHS is a natural next step toward improving the health of the communities we serve and providing patients with an increased amount of comprehensive outpatient heart services,” said Greg Strahan, chief operating officer of OMHS.
“We have been fortunate to work with OMHS the last several years on a number of quality improvement projects that have led to better care for heart patients,” said Dr. Roshan K. Mathew, a cardiologist at Green River Heart. “Together with OMHS, we will now be able to provide the very best and latest in cardiac care to patients in this area.”
Cardiologists Christopher J. Havelda, MD; Roshan K. Mathew, MD; and Albert B. Mercer, MD; will continue to practice at the clinic. Dr. Satya V. Garimella, a board certified electrophysiologist, recently joined Green River Heart. Garimella specializes in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm problems, including the placement and management of pacemakers and defibrillators. He previously practiced in Louisville at Jewish, Baptist East and Norton Hospitals.
The longstanding collaborative efforts that Cooperative Health Services and Green River Heart have had in place to improve community health will continue. HeartFit, which offers cardiac rehabilitation through exercise and education-and the Cooper Clayton Start to Stop Smoking program--will remain at the OMHS HealthPark, 1006 Ford Avenue, Owensboro.. Green River Heart physicians provide a comprehensive selection of cardiac and coronary health,intervention,and assistive services. Our physicians specialize in both invasive and non-invasive preventive techniques.