A Strong Beat in Northern Colorado

UCHealth's cardiovascular program on pace to be largest in state
July 6, 2015

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.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.