Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Affiliate Network benefits & services

The goal of the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Affiliate Network is to enhance access to high-quality cardiovascular care by partnering with community hospitals to provide the right care in the right place at the right time. This partnership ensures that the full complement of heart care, from medical cardiology to vascular and CT surgery, is accessible to the citizens of Kentucky and the region. Network hospitals benefit from affiliation by not only having access to the benefits listed below, but also by collaborating with Gill physicians to ensure patients receive local care for as long as possible.

To learn more about the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Affiliate Network, please contact Rebecca Craft, Associate Director of Network Development, at 859-285-8083 or

Network Benefits & Services

The benefits and services of the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Affiliate Network are categorized into four categories: Program Development; Clinical Education, Research, & Training; Marketing and Public Relations; and Community Outreach and Education

Program development

  • Four hours per month of the following services:
    • Quality review of cardiac program (e.g. LOS, mortality, readmission rates)
    • Assistance with cardiac program service excellence improvement
    • Participation in credentialing and other peer-review activities
    • Educational programming for cardiac program personnel
    • Assistance with development of policies and procedures for cardiac program
  • 4 hours per month of cardiac nurse consulting services
  • 2 hours per month of cardiac specialty pharmacy consulting services
  • Access to Joint Performance Improvement Program
  • Annual Executive Committee Meeting
  • Access to participate in UK Care Improvement Network (STEMI Network)
  • Dedicated access to Network Associate Director

Clinical education, research and training

  • Access to Gill clinicians, administrators, and staff (Surgeons, Medicine Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Dietitians, Social Workers, Financial Counselors, Administrators)
  • Annual on-site educational programming
  • Participation in CME-accredited and customized Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Mini-Fellowship opportunities
  • Access to Gill protocols, research, and educational information
  • Access to cardiovascular research opportunities for clinicians and patients
  • Remote access to Cardiovascular Grand Rounds and other cardiac conferences
  • Access to Gill SharePoint site
  • Gill Heart and Vascular Annual Meeting
  • Telemedicine opportunities
  • Read a more in-depth review of our educational offerings for affiliate members

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Use of UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute brand
  • Assistance developing cardiac marketing plans
  • Matching funds for joint marketing activity

Community outreach & education

  • Co-sponsorship of community events and informational campaigns
  • Access to Gill faculty and staff for speakers
  • Development of cardiac screening programs

Sample affiliate activity

Sample of flyers for Gill events

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