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CVMS and Gunderson Lutheran Health Systems team up

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

More services are now available at Allen Hospitalthanks to a new partnership between Cedar Valley Medical Specialists andGunderson Lutheran Health System.

The partnership will mean that patientswill be able to have minimally-invasive heart surgeries and complex aorticsurgeries at the Waterloohospital.

"We should be able to probably increase the number of cases in thecommunity by maybe 50 to 60 procedures a year where people would normally haveto leave the community that they would be able to be done here." Cedar Valley Medical Specialists CEO GilIrey said.

The partnershipjust started at the beginning of February.

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