Harris Cardiology opening at Harris Regional Hospital January 9

December 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Crawford, Director of Marketing and Communications
Harris Regional Hospital/Swain Community Hospital   
(828) 631-8894/(828) 507-7173
SYLVA – (December 7, 2016) – Harris Regional Hospital, a Duke LifePoint hospital, is pleased to announce the January 9 opening of Harris Cardiology, a full-service cardiology practice located on the second floor of the hospital alongside Harris Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. The practice will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (828) 586-7654.
Francis Nullet, MD, a board certified cardiologist, began caring for cardiology patients in the hospital this month and will start seeing patients in the outpatient setting at Harris Cardiology when the practice opens next month. Dr. Nullet has practiced cardiology for more than 30 years, most recently at Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta. Dr. Nullet completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases, and a residency in internal medicine, at West Virginia University after receiving his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, N.Y.
Harris Regional Hospital has recently expanded cardiology services for the region with the addition of needed diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring services, as well as stress testing and echocardiography, seven days a week.  The hospital also plans to establish cardiac catheterization services, in partnership with Duke LifePoint Cardiac Partners, LLP, as well as offer a pacemaker implantation and monitoring clinic as part of the cardiology expansion. 
About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community Hospital
Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County.
Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a 48-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.
About Duke LifePoint Healthcare
Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint's experience in community-based hospital management and Duke's world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.