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SMMC & Goodall Hospital Work Together to Expand Cardiology Care in Sanford

07/17/2013

Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) and Goodall Hospital are expanding access to cardiology services in Sanford.  Beginning on July 23, SMHC Physicians Cardiologist Shabbir Reza, M.D. F.A.C.C. (pictured right) will be available for consults at the Goodall Medical Office Building located at 25A June Street in Sanford.

“As SMHC and Goodall Hospital prepare to merge as Southern Maine Medical Center (SMHC) on January 1, 2014, we are already working together to offer our patients more convenient access to high quality care,” said SMHC and SMHC President/CEO Ed McGeachey. “Dr. Reza is a board certified, fellowship trained cardiologist who has received the highest ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance and Bridges to Excellence for heart and stroke care.  Combining the strengths of Goodall Hospital and SMHC will ensure a healthier future for York County, and we’re pleased to offer patients in the Sanford/ Springvale area additional opportunities to receive the highest level of cardiac care.”

“An important benefit of expanding cardiology care in Sanford is that our patients can see a cardiologist without having to travel outside of the community,” added Goodall Hospital President/CEO Patsy Aprile.  “By working with SMHC, we have been able to provide greater access to important cardiac care close to home; which is one of the key goals of the SMHC merger.” 

Dr. Reza completed his residency and fellowship training in Cardiology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. Reza is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, the National Board of Echocardiography in Adult Echocardiography, and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Patients may make an appointment with Dr. Reza through their primary care physician.

 

About Southern Maine Medical Center
Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including an acute care medical center licensed for 150 beds in Biddeford, Maine, offering excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. Non-emergency care is available without an appointment seven days a week at SMHC’s Walk-In Care center in Saco. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of Southern Maine Medical Center and the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smmc.org or @smmcHealth.

About Goodall Hospital
Goodall Hospital is a national award-winning community health system that includes a 58-bed acute care hospital in Sanford, Maine, four eldercare sites and services, and primary and specialty care services in Sanford, Kennebunk, and Waterboro.  Founded in 1928 by the Goodall family, the Hospital today offers state-of-the art health care services and serves as the primary health care resource for its community.  Goodall Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state of Maine, and is a member of Southern Maine Medical Center and the MaineHealth System.  To learn more, visit www.goodallhospital.org.

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Media Contact:
Leslie Roberts
(207) 283.7232
lbroberts@smmc.org

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