The cardiovascular program at UCHealth’s Heart Center is in line to be the largest program in the state.
“Our vision for this program is to continue to provide cutting-edge, new procedures for our patients locally,” said Dr. Todd Whitsitt, cardiologist and program chairman. “The types and numbers of procedures we are doing here are usually reserved for larger academic hospitals.”
Part of that success, he said, is that the program has 20 cardiologists, four electrophysiologists, five cardiothoracic surgeons and 12 nurse practitioners who see patients in 17 locations across northern Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. In 2014, those clinics treated approximately 64,000 patients.