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November 13, 2014 (Birmingham, Alabama) — Cardiovascular Associates (CVA), a Brookwood Medical Partner, today announced three new physicians have joined its practice, making it one of the largest cardiovascular groups in Alabama. Alfred W.H. Stanley, Jr., MD, Saji C. Jacob, MD and Benjamin R. Plaisance, MD, MPH, were formerly in practice as Cardiovascular Consultants of Alabama.

"We're pleased and honored that this respected group of cardiologists have joined us. Their care philosophy, experience and focus on quality outcomes align nicely with CVA and will provide a smooth integration for patients and referring physicians," says J. Bradley Cavender, MD, CVA Chairman.

With a continued focus on patient convenience and access to exceptional cardiologists in central Alabama, CVA will now provide additional practice outreach locations in Cullman, Winfield, North Fultondale and on the campus of Brookwood Medical Center.

"Providing high quality, coordinated care and getting our patients back to living healthy lives are at the forefront of our focus," says Garry Gause, CEO of Brookwood Medical Center and Tenet Healthcare's Southern Region. "We're pleased that the collaboration between CVA and Brookwood Medical Center furthers our goals and creates a synergy that benefits our patients and our community."

"Our cardiologists are proud to have the opportunity to merge with CVA and will direct all of our energies into the CVA family", says Alfred W.H. Stanley, Jr, MD.

About Cardiovascular Associates
Cardiovascular Associates (CVA) was founded in 1946 by Dr. John B. Burrett, the first cardiologist to practice in the state of Alabama. In the past sixty years. CVA has added nationally recognized experts to maintain its position at the forefront of cardiovascular care. This growth has made CVA one of the largest and most respected cardiovascular practices in the Southeast. CVA specialties include carotid stenting, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, electrophysiology, general cardiology, interventional cardiology, invasive cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, valvular and structural heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, structural heart disease, venous disease and women's cardiology. In September 2012, CVA opened a $20 million state of the art facility located just off I-459 at the Colonnade. In addition to our full time offices in Sylacauga and Talladega, CVA now has an office on campus at Brookwood Medical Center and ten outreach clinics across central Alabama.

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