UK HealthCare, ARH and AHC Celebrate Partnership in Eastern Kentucky

Community leaders and local health care providers joined representatives of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), Appalachian Heart Center (AHC), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute Monday to celebrate a new partnership that will deliver the highest quality and state-of-the-art cardiovascular care to residents of Eastern Kentucky. 

Hazard Mayor Nan Gorman welcomed more than 150 people to the event held at the ARH Medical Mall.  Remarks were provided by UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto; Joe Grossman, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare; UK Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf; Dr. Susan Smyth, chief of cardiovascular medicine at the Gill Heart Institute; Dr. Edward Setser, UK cardiothoracic surgeon based in Hazard; and James Sluss of Hazard, a cardiology patient.  In addition, Donna McClure from U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office, read a letter congratulating the teamwork to enhance cardiac care in the region.

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