CIS to Offer Telemedicine Services in Kinder

KINDER- On March 1, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) will begin offering telecardiology services at Allen Parish Hospital in Kinder. This is CIS’s 8th telecardiology program to date.

These services will allow patients to receive world-class cardiology care without leaving their community. CIS telecardiologists will offer 24/7 coverage for cardiology consults, both in the emergency department and on the department floor. This improved access to care is made possible through the co-management agreement between CIS and Opelousas General Health System.

Homan-small.png“CIS telecardiology services allow patients to stay close to home and receive cardiac evaluations that are typically only available at large facilities,” explained Dr. David Homan, interventional cardiologist at CIS. “Patients, families, and hospitals all benefit by keeping patients in their communities for their medical care—and telecardiology allows us to accomplish that goal.”

About Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Founded by Dr. Craig Walker in 1983, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is a world-leader in preventing, detecting, and treating cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. CIS offers a comprehensive heart and vascular program with expert physicians trained in many specialties, including internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, lipid management, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, valve disease, and interventional cardiovascular procedures. CIS has earned international acclaim as a pioneer of research, development and education, as well as an innovator in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. With a dedicated team of more than 700 team members, CIS provides comprehensive cardiovascular care at 20 locations, eight of which offer telemedicine services, across three states, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. CIS remains at the forefront of technology, providing the highest-quality, compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for nearly 35 years of excellence. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit

About Allen Parish Hospital
Since 1969, Allen Parish Hospital has been providing healthcare service to the residents of Allen Parish and surrounding communities. APH is a 49 bed acute care service district hospital. It provides emergency, outpatient, inpatient, home health, behavioral health, Rural Health Clinic, and physical therapy services to the community. APH is committed to providing high quality, primary care and adding back specialty care services to the community. Visit us at

About Opelousas General Health System
Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards. Central to the success of OGHS's commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment. Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is a197-bed, full service medical center, and the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of-the-art technology. Visit us at


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