Redmond Regional announced the one-year anniversary of the cardiovascular research department this week. The department, a partnership between Redmond, Harbin Clinic and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), has been actively enrolling patients in cardiology clinical trials since November 2009. The cardiovascular research department was implemented to offer more in-depth cardiovascular research at Redmond Regional, including studies involving pharmaceutical products as well as electrophysiology devices.

Butch Garrison, RN, MS, Clinical Research Coordinator for the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, says “The program has seen immediate success, with over 200 patients enrolled in the studies so far. Additionally, the department is exceeding enrollment goals and is consistently among the top 5% in enrollment sites.”

The department has also received high marks on all study audits, both internal and external. This reflects the high level of support provided by SCRI Corporate in a variety of areas including regulatory, legal, accounting, clinical operations, and medical oversight.

“I credit the success of the department to the support that Redmond Regional, Harbin Clinic and SCRI have given,” says John Quinlivan, Redmond Regional CEO. “The collaborative efforts of these three have contributed to an unwavering commitment to the improvement of patient outcomes and the advancement of medical science.”

“Our shared vision of building a world class research program is coming true daily,” Garrison says.