Published on December 13, 2016

St. Mary's Expands Cardiology Services at Perry County Memorial Hospital

St. Mary’s Health is proud to announce the expansion of its long standing commitment to Cardiology Services at Perry County Memorial Hospital. St. Mary’s Medical Group Cardiologist, Dr. Phillip Behrens has added a second day to see patients in the office at Tell City Clinic in addition to providing daily patient rounds and noninvasive cardiac testing. St. Mary’s Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

Dr. Behrens specializes in treating cardiovascular disease using interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterization. He sees patients at Tell City with multiple cardiac diagnoses including angina pectoris, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure and heart rhythm disorders. Advanced procedures such as cardiac catheterization, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and coronary stenting are performed at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

“Adding these services to our medical clinic’s offerings is a continuation of our mission to provide quality healthcare to the people in our community. We are proud of the cardiac care we make available to the people we serve by having a cardiologist from a tertiary hospital system available for patient consultation right here at Perry County Memorial Hospital,” said Brian Herwig, President and CEO of Perry County Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Behrens supports non-invasive cardiac testing services available at Perry County Memorial Hospital including:

  • Echocardiogram (Echo)
  • Stress Testing including Nuclear Stress Tests
  • Holter Monitors
  • Event Recorders
  • 12 Lead Electrocardiogram (EKG)

“St. Mary’s expanded partnership with Perry County Memorial Hospital for cardiac services aligns perfectly with our interest in developing collaborative working relationships with health systems across the Tri-State,” said Keith Jewell, President of St. Mary’s Health.  “Improving access to specialty care in Tell City will help both St. Mary’s and PCMH deliver exceptional, person centered care to the people we are privileged to serve.”

Dr. Behrens graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at St.Vincent in Indianapolis and his fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Behrens has more than 20 years of experience in cardiology and has served as cath lab medical director at St. Mary’s Health.  He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and in Interventional Cardiology.

Patients can call to schedule appointments with St. Mary’s Medical Group Cardiology at 800.264.3278. The Tell City Clinic is located at 109 East Hwy 66, Tell City, IN.

About Perry County Memorial Hospital

Perry County Memorial Hospital is dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission to provide high quality healthcare and exemplary customer service in the most caring, compassionate, and effective manner. PCMH is devoted to providing quality health care, making it the healthcare provider of choice for the community it serves. To find out more about Perry County Memorial Hospital, visit: www.pchospital.org.

About St. Mary’s Health

St. Mary’s Health, part of St. Vincent and the Ascension Indiana Ministry Market, is a faith-based health ministry serving communities in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. With a medical staff of more than 750 physicians, St. Mary’s specializes in cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, rehabilitation, neurosciences, women’s, children’s, seniors, emergency, and trauma services. For more than 140 years, St. Mary’s has been guided by its mission of serving all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. For more information, please visit www.stmarys.org.

About Ascension

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

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