Day Kimball Health is expanding its cardiology services with the formation of the Heart Group and the addition of Cardiologist Richard Soucier, M.D. With a dedication to patient-centered care and a collaborative approach, the Heart Group focuses on the heart health of patients providing comprehensive cardiovascular services from preventative care to advanced cardiac procedures.
Joining DKH from Trinity Health of New England, Dr. Soucier brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Heart Group, along with DKH’s cardiologists John Modica, M.D., Tracy Cormier, DNP, and Andrea Meyer, PA-C. Dr. Soucier is board-certified in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Earning his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School, he completed a residency and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases and a second residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut, where he also served as a postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Soucier also served as an assistant professor and director of heart failure population health at Yale School of Medicine.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Soucier to our cardiology team. His skills, commitment to excellence, and clinical leadership perfectly align with the caliber of cardiovascular care that we provide to the community, and his experience will be invaluable as we expand cardiovascular services in Northeast Connecticut,” said R. Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Health. “The introduction of the Heart Group reflects our ongoing commitment to meet the evolving needs of this community, recognizes heart disease as a leading cause of death within our region and beyond, and underscores the importance of DKH in providing access to critical healthcare and ‘heart care’ in our region.”
“I am thrilled to be part of the remarkable developments in cardiology services at Day Kimball Health. Working with a seasoned and collaborative care team committed to cardiovascular excellence is my passion,” said Dr. Soucier. “As we introduce the Heart Group, our goal is to grow and enhance heart health services in Northeast Connecticut while maintaining the level of exceptional care patients here are accustomed to.”
According to the CDC, heart disease is a leading cause of adult mortality in the United States. Nationally, it accounts for one out of every five deaths, annually. In 2019, heart disease was the leading cause of death among Connecticut residents, accounting for nearly 23% of all deaths. “In Northeast Connecticut, DKH’s Heart Group is committed to tackling this issue head-on by building on the work already being done in our cardiology department,” Kramer said. “Through heightened awareness, increased preventative measures, and advanced treatments, we strive to reshape cardiovascular health in our community.”
The comprehensive cardiology services offered at Day Kimball Health encompass a wide range of diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic interventions. For more information about the Heart Group and our cardiology services visit daykimball.org/cardiology.
Day Kimball Health announces expansion of cardiology services with the introduction of the Heart Group (l to r): Tracy Cormier, APRN, John Modica, M.D., Richard Soucier, M.D., FACC, and Andrea Meyer, PA-C.