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Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Appoints Dr. Hans Bauer as Chief of Cardiology

CAMDEN, NJ—Hans Bauer, Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI, CPE, an interventional cardiologist with Lourdes Cardiology, has been appointed as Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. In his role, Dr. Bauer will be responsible for cardiac outcomes and care management, operational efficiency, physician relations, and service line development.

With Lourdes since 1996, Dr. Bauer is a practicing interventional cardiologist and served as Medical Director of Lourdes’ Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for more than 15 years.

“We are excited to have Dr. Bauer as Chief of Cardiology at Lourdes,” said Reginald Blaber, MD, FACC, MBA, President, Lourdes Health System. “Dr. Bauer brings vision and clinical expertise to Lourdes. His previous roles at Lourdes helped advance our cardiology program and his leadership is in line with Lourdes mission of providing excellent, compassionate quality care. I look forward to Dr. Bauer’s further development of our nationally ranked program.”

Dr. Bauer joined Associated Cardiovascular Consultants in 2003. In 2011, the high-volume cardiology practice integrated with another large cardiology practice—South Jersey Heart Group—and both joined Lourdes Health System, creating Lourdes Cardiology. Dr. Bauer played a leading role in the integration of the practices and the existing co-management model. Today, Lourdes Cardiology is one of the largest cardiology practices in South Jersey and is nationally recognized for its outstanding quality care. In fact, Lourdes Cardiology is a recent recipient of the Press Ganey “Guardian of Excellence” award for being among the top 5 percent of providers for outstanding patient satisfaction.

Dr. Bauer served as vice president of the Associated Cardiovascular Consultants pod of Lourdes Cardiology, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. He continues to serve as its chair of the Invasive Clinical Programs Committee and as a member of its Cardiology Leadership Council.

“This is a great appointment for Lourdes,” said Alan Pope, MD, FACP, FCCP, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Lourdes Health System. “Dr. Bauer is a dedicated physician and leader. Our patients can only benefit from Dr. Bauer’s expertise and insight. He is an asset to Lourdes—a true leader for our cardiology team and program.”

At Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Dr. Bauer is President of the Medical Staff and Chairman of its Medical Executive Committee. He has been recognized for improving process, patient flow, and patient safety, and developing service line programs.

Dr. Bauer continues to serve as a member of Lourdes’ Hospital-Wide Performance Improvement Committee, and as a member of the Credentials Committee. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees and as an alternate member of the Institutional Review Board.

Prior to joining Associated Cardiovascular Consultants/Lourdes Cardiology, Dr. Bauer was a practicing interventional cardiologist with Cardiac Care Specialists/Graduate Cardiology Consultants in Philadelphia.

Dr. Bauer completed his residency and a clinical fellowship in Internal Medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston; as well as fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Hartford Hospital—University of Connecticut. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College, and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Board-certified in interventional cardiology, Dr. Bauer is a Certified Physician Executive by the American Association for Physician Leadership. He is a fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Bauer is a member of the American Medical Association. He has been named a “Top Doc” by South Jersey magazine and SJ magazine numerous times—making SJ magazine’s honor roll.

Lourdes Cardiology is one of the largest providers of cardiac services in Delaware Valley, with an impressive track record for efficiency, cost effectiveness and quality. In 2015, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Lourdes Cardiology were featured in a New York Times report on hospitals with swift and effective “door-to-balloon” times. In addition, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has been recognized consistently by leading health ratings organizations for outstanding cardiac care.

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