MCHC Joins Forces with ARH Cardiology Associates and the UK Gill Heart Institute to Provide the Best in Heart Care

1/2/2014

The Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation (MCHC) and the ARH Cardiology Associates are kicking off the New Year with a new partnership that will offer MCHC patients local access to some of the highest quality and state-of-the art cardiovascular care backed by the UK Gill Heart Institute.

Beginning Jan. 6, the ARH Cardiology Associates, in affiliation with the renown UK Gill Heart Institute, will offer cardiology services at MCHC in Whitesburg, providing many patients and their loved ones the ability to stay close to home for even the most complex cardiology care.

“MCHC has been providing generations of patients access to quality medical care for more than 40 years and we are happy to now offer our patients advanced cardiology services through our affiliation with the ARH Cardiology Associates and the UK Gill Heart Institute,” said Dr. Van Breeding, MCHC director of Clinical Affairs.

ARH and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute joined forces last year in a collaboration aimed at improving access to patient-centered care and creating an extension of the Gill Heart Institute into the region. It also provides patients access to UK's comprehensive cardiovascular expertise and resources while maintaining the familiarity of community health care providers.

“ARH is proud to be extending our cardiac services into the MCHC family. This partnership builds upon the solid foundation of quality healthcare services already available in Letcher County,” said Joe Grossman, ARH President and CEO. “By joining together we are able to extend even further our residents’ ability to receive exceptional care from some of the most skilled and extensively trained physicians without having to incur the financial and logistical burden of traveling out of the area.”

Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC), a multi-county comprehensive health program designed to provide quality health care to the people of Letcher, Harlan, Perry, Owsley, and contiguous counties, has been in operation since June 1971, and is a non-profit Kentucky Corporation.

MCHC’s Central Office, Whitesburg Medical Clinic, Respiratory Clinic, and Wellness Center are located in Whitesburg, the Harlan Medical Clinic. The Buckhorn and the Leatherwood/Blackey Medical Clinics are located in Perry County, and the Owsley County Medical Clinic is located in Booneville. The Buckhorn, Leatherwood/Blackey and Owsley County Clinics each provide a Wellness Center for their patients. MCHC also operates 16 School Based Clinics located in Letcher and Perry counties.


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