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HRRMC contracts with Pueblo Cardiology Associates

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is expanding its heart program under a professional services agreement with Pueblo Cardiology Associates, effective July 1. Four physicians from Pueblo Cardiology Associates will provide services at the clinic in Buena Vista as well as in Salida at the newly constructed HRRMC Outpatient Pavilion next to the hospital.heart and stethoscope clip art

The practice will be managed locally by HRRMC and known as HRRMC Cardiology. Dr. Kenneth Wool of Colorado Springs Cardiologists will also continue to provide cardiology services at HRRMC.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the addition of the Pueblo cardiologists to the HRRMC family of providers. According to the CDC, heart disease is responsible for one in every four deaths in the United States. Consequently, the growth of cardiology services couldn’t be more meaningful to the residents of Chaffee County,” said HRRMC Vice President of Business Development Peter Edis.

The board-certified, fellowship-trained cardiologists are Laurence A. Berarducci, M.D., FACC; George Gibson, M.D., FACC; Stephen Mac Kerrow, M.D., FACC; and Kathleen Brown, M.D.

Dr. Berarducci earned his degree in medicine from Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit and a three-year fellowship in cardiology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He also served as a major with the United States Air Force Medical Service Corps at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Dr. Gibson earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine) in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowships in interventional/advanced cardiology procedures and then core clinical cardiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

Dr. Mac Kerrow earned his degree in medicine from the University of California in Davis. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Dr. Brown received her medical degree and completed a residency in internal medicine at Rush University in Chicago. She completed fellowships in cardiology, electrophysiology and physiology research at Rush University.

For more information about HRRMC Cardiology or to make an appointment, call (719) 395-9048 in Buena Vista or (719) 530-2000 to be seen at the Salida location.