VERSAILLES, Ky. — UK HealthCare and Bluegrass Community Hospital are announcing a collaboration to expand cardiovascular services to more Kentuckians.
As the home-based community hospital in Versailles, Bluegrass Community Hospital’s established cardiovascular services will be further enhanced by the collaboration with UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute through the UK Gill Affiliate Network.
Bluegrass Community Hospital is a licensed critical access hospital that offers a broad range of inpatient, surgical, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Kentucky, and the state has one of the highest rates of heart disease in the country. UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute is at the forefront of the battle against heart disease and stroke. Its goal is to provide every patient with exceptionally compassionate care in the safest and most appropriate manner possible based on the best evidence and the latest technological advances.
As part of these measures, UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute works with a large number of affiliate network hospitals across the state to enhance access to cardiovascular care and to provide the right care in the right place at the right time.
Officially established in 2014, the UK Gill Affiliate Network now boasts 20 affiliate hospitals across the Commonwealth, from Pike County to McCracken County. The network allows the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute to work closely with regional hospitals to provide the highest quality of cardiovascular care.
Through the network, specialists at the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute provide cardiovascular-specific education and training programs for network doctors, advanced practice practitioners, nurses, and staff to ensure the most up-to-date cardiovascular knowledge is available to them.
Network members have remote access to cardiovascular educational opportunities and complimentary participation in cardiovascular conferences as well as personalized and customized attention from the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute to support the network hospitals’ needs across the cardiovascular spectrum.
The UK Gill Affiliate Network also assists cardiovascular programs in achieving and maintaining subspecialty accreditations and supports cardiac program growth and development. In addition, the network facilitates collaboration between local providers and Gill cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and cardiothoracic surgeons. Developing these relationships allows for open communication and collaboration of care for patients.
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