Alegent Health Clinic Extends Cardiovascular Services to Shenandoah
Release Date: 03/14/2008

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OMAHA, Neb. –Two heart and vascular specialists with the newly formed Alegent Health Clinic cardiovascular division will resume seeing patients at Shenandoah Medical Center located at 300 Pershing Ave in Shenandoah, Iowa. Drs. Eric Van De Graaff and Atul Ramachandran will see patients on an alternating schedule in late March at the outpatient clinic of Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. The physicians are among the six-physician group formerly of the Nebraska Heart Institute (NHI), which joined the Alegent Health Clinic in mid-March. Drs. Van De Graaff and Ramachandran are supported by Dr. Mohammed Quader, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, along with cardiologists including Drs. Himanshu Agarwal, Jeffrey Carstens and Joseph Thibodeau.

Dr. Van De Graaff will be available on the second and fourth Mondays of the month beginning on Mon., March 24th. Dr. Ramachandran will see patients on the first and second Thursdays of the month beginning on Thurs., April 3rd.

Patients and referring physicians should experience a seamless transition and no disruption in patient care during the next few months. To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact (712) 246-7271.

Alegent Health Clinic is the physician group practice of Alegent Health, a growing multi-specialty network of more than 180 highly skilled medical providers in 44 locations across eastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Alegent Health Clinic serves as a first-point-of-entry to health care for Alegent Health and its nine hospitals, which make up the largest not-for-profit, faith-based health care system in the region. Alegent Health Clinic is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems. To find an Alegent Health Clinic location or to make an appointment, visit us online at or call 1-800-Alegent.