Posted in
10/09/19
Delmarva Heart

Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS) is honored to announce that Delmarva Heart has become part of Peninsula Regional Medical Group, and will be followed in January 2020 by Peninsula Cardiology Associates (PCA). Both Delmarva Heart and PCA have provided exceptional cardiology care to the Lower Shore for decades. By joining PRHS, these practices are ensuring that they can continue their missions to provide the best, most modern heart care to the Delmarva Peninsula. 

“To maintain the high quality of heart care on the Eastern Shore with the latest technologies and procedures, it was imperative for both Delmarva Heart and Peninsula Cardiology to have access to the economies of scale that PRHS can provide. In addition, our resources and technology will help ensure that the brightest and best cardiologists will keep coming to work and live on Delmarva,” said Karin DiBari, MD, Vice President of Peninsula Regional Medical Group/Chief Physician Executive, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Peninsula Regional Health System. “We have worked together for many years to take care of our community’s cardiology needs, and we look forward to continuing in that journey.” 

Patients can continue to see their current providers in the same locations. Delmarva Heart has five cardiologists and five advanced practice professionals with locations in Salisbury and Berlin. Their robust research program will continue to allow patients access to cardiology-related clinical trials, with the research team joining Peninsula Regional’s Richard A. Henson Research Institute. 

“We are excited to partner with PRMC and further our mutual goals of providing the highest level of cardiac care and serve the needs of the community,” said Steven Hearne, MD, FACC, of Delmarva Heart.

Peninsula Cardiology’s seven cardiologists will also continue to practice in both of their Salisbury and Berlin locations. Their family medicine practices will also become part of Peninsula Regional Medical Group. 

“The entire Peninsula Cardiology team is enthusiastic about joining PRMG as we believe this will enhance the well-being and experiences of our patients, improve clinical integration regionally, and ensure the continued provision of superior cardiac care on the Delmarva Peninsula for many years to come,” said Rene Desmarais, MD, of Peninsula Cardiology.

Both Delmarva Health and PCA will continue to maintain all current services for patients now and once the onboarding is complete including cardiology, diagnostic testing and coumadin clinics.  More than 100 employees will become part of PRHS when the transition is complete. Any qualified staff affected by changes in structure will be considered for employment with the Peninsula Regional Health System.