“We’ve decided to move our furniture into where we’ve been living," says one of the Cypress Heart cardiologists.

Kansas Medical Center, a 58-bed, physician owned, full-service general acute-care facility in Andover, has announced it will be joining forces with Cypress Heart.

Cypress Heart physicians are now focusing their practice at Kansas Medical Center, while KMC is assuming the administrative duties of Cypress Heart.

“This is a natural progression for us,” Hussam Farhoud, one of Cypress Heart’s four cardiologists, said in a release. “We already spend a great deal of time at Kansas Medical Center. Now we can further concentrate our energies there. Plus with KMC handling the administrative duties we can focus all of our attention on our patients. It is the ideal situation.”

“This is great news,” said Roger Evans, the senior Cypress Heart cardiologist. “We’ve decided to move our furniture into where we’ve been living.”

Cypress Heart is made up of four cardiologists; Evans, Farhoud, Gerasimos Stavens, and David Glassman. Cypress Heart is based in Wichita, but has clinics throughout Kansas.

“We’re happy to welcome Cypress Heart aboard,” said Badr Idbeis, CEO of KMC. “We already enjoy a great relationship with Cypress Heart and now it will just grow stronger. Together we will raise the bar for patient care.”

Evans founded Cypress Heart in 2006 to provide comprehensive cardiac care with an emphasis on prevention, early detection, and state-of-the-art cardiovascular treatment. Since its founding, the practice has expanded its consulting, diagnostic and treatment services to include satellite clinics and hospital affiliations in more than a dozen communities across the state.

Its satellite clinics throughout Kansas include Kingman, Liberal, Johnson, Great Bend, Hugoton, Neodesha, Independence, Meade, Eureka, Ulysses, Jetmore, and Buffalo, Okla.