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The Organ Failure and Transplantation Network

The Organ Failure and Transplantation (OFN) Network was developed to provide definitive care for patients with advanced organ failure. We encourage physicians throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and in surrounding states to refer patients with advanced kidney, heart, lung, liver and pancreatic disease for definitive care when local options have been exhausted. Organ transplantation may be one option. However, other treatment options – including mechanical support (ventricular assist devices and ECMO) and regenerative medicine clinical trials (stem cells) – also may be available. Our goal is to partner with the referring physician and local community to provide as much local care as possible and provide resources for advanced care at the Commonwealth university when local care is no longer appropriate.

The goals and objectives of the network are as follows:

  1. To enhance a sense of ownership of the organ failure and transplantation management for all parties involved.
  2. To facilitate patient referral and evaluation in a timely, efficient manner.
  3. To develop and foster relationships through clinical and educational outreach with a focus on the referring providers’ needs and expectations.
  4. To develop new competencies among local partnering physicians and hospitals through continuing education opportunities.

We want to partner with physicians who are interested in owning the process of organ failure management from initial evaluation to transplantation. By incorporating physician ownership, communication and education into our program, we strive to excel among other regional centers. Members in our “Network” are appointed as UK community faculty members and have electronic access to their patient’s information though the Organ Transplant Tracking Record (OTTR), Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) Portal, and continuing medical education opportunities.

If you are interested in partnering with UK HealthCare as a Network Affiliate, please contact us at 859-323-5351. One of our physicians or surgeons will plan a personal visit and the UK physician liaisons will assist in establishing OTTR and SCM portals in your office.

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