GACRI is a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Practice and was founded in 1998 by Dr. Sogade. Over the years the single physician location has grown into a cardiovascular institute with multiple physicians and nurse practitioners serving Central and South Georgia. GACRI is committed to addressing healthcare disparities between urban and rural areas by bringing care to patients locally. GACRI provides services to 37 counties with a population of over 965,000. With physician privileges at over 10 hospitals GACRI provides local, superior care to patients who would otherwise travel up to 150 miles for treatment. GACRI is also a leading participate in national research studies helping propel patient care forward. Studies include CABANA, Orbit AF II, and others.
GACRI is impassioned about community service both locally and abroad. GACRI host various community education events including the Annual S.C.A.R.E. Race. The S.C.A.R.E. acronym translates to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Research and Education. Annually more than 350,000 people will suffer a sudden cardiac arrest with less than a 5% survival rate. Early defibrillation is crucial to increasing survival. To date S.C.A.R.E. has donated over 40 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to local community organizations. GACRI also work abroad to bring electrophysiology services to the most at risk patient populations in Africa with objectives to improve heart health, provide education and treatment.