Assured Healthcare Partners (AHP), a leading healthcare services investor, today announced a partnership with the Cardiovascular Health Clinic (CHC) to form Cardiovascular Health Partners (CHP), a leading provider of heart and vascular care in the Central and Southern U.S.
CHC is a physician-led organization that provides high quality clinical care across eleven locations throughout Oklahoma. In 2016, CHC developed one of the first ambulatory surgical centers focused on cardiovascular procedures in the U.S. and has rapidly grown to be a premier heart and vascular care provider in the Oklahoma market, with a group of highly experienced operators and staff.
“We’re excited to partner with AHP to accelerate the next phase of our growth and support the development of high quality, lower cost care for cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Jim Melton, co-founder of CHC. “We will continue to strive to be the most attractive option for independent-minded, high-quality cardiologists and vascular disease specialists. With that in mind, we chose AHP due to their deep healthcare experience combined with their impressive track record in scaling physician practice platforms in a quality manner,” added Dr. Dwayne Schmidt, co-founder of CHC.
“Drs. Melton and Schmidt have built the leading independent cardiovascular practice in Oklahoma,” said Matt Jameson, Managing Director at AHP. “We believe that their commitment to clinical excellence, physician autonomy and a customized patient experience will serve as the bedrock for CHP’s continued growth.”
Merritt Healthcare Advisors acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to CHC. McGuireWoods and McDermott Will & Emery served as legal counsel to AHP and CHC, respectively.