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Fisher-Titus cutting ties with Cleveland Clinic

Zoe Greszler • Updated Jun 29, 2018 at 10:28 AM

(UPDATED at 11:19 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018) The Cleveland Clinic responded to a request for comment about the split with Fisher-Titus.

Cleveland Clinic board member Victoria Vinci said the hospital will continue to serve its patients, it just might be at a different location that they’re used to going to.

“We have begun the process of communicating this update with our patients,” she said.

“Cleveland Clinic cardiology services will be available in the community until Nov. 29, at which time our cardiologists will be relocated to other Cleveland Clinic locations. Patients in the Norwalk area can continue to see a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist at any Cleveland Clinic location moving forward.”

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(ORIGINAL story) Fisher-Titus Health has decided to end its relationship with Cleveland Clinic after five years of a relationship that brought more services and offered more health care professionals to local patients.

Fisher-Titus said Thursday it will conclude its five-year relationship with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute after the Reflector, following a tip from a reader, inquired about the affiliation.

The hospitals will part ways effective Nov. 29.

“We understand the important relationships patients have formed with the Cleveland Clinic physicians who provide care at the Snyder/White Heart & Vascular Center,” CEO Matt Gross said in a prepared statement. “Patients can continue to see their Cleveland Clinic physicians in their offices at Fisher-Titus through November, but will need to contact their providers for information regarding future physician services through Cleveland Clinic.”

According to Gross, Fisher-Titus “remains committed” to offering cardiovascular services to continue to meet the needs of local patients. The hospital said it will announce future plans around this important service “as soon as possible.”

“We appreciated the support that the Cleveland Clinic has provided us over the past five years at our Heart and Vascular Center,” Gross said.

“As the health care world continues to change, we continuously assess each service line and make the necessary business decisions to ensure our long term viability as a local community health system.”

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