Winston-Salem Journal, September 23, 2011

Forsyth Medical Center said today its cardiac and vascular center has formed an affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic in an effort to improve its services in those categories. The Cleveland Clinic, founded in 1921, is a nonprofit, multispecialty academic medical center that has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. The Cleveland Clinic has agreed to the same affiliation with Novant Heath Inc.'s facilities at Presbyterian Hospital in the Charlotte market.Forsyth officials said the affiliation will provide the center with access to the research and expertise of the Cleveland Clinic's heart program, ranging from prevention to medical cardiology to cardiovascular surgery.

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