ProHealth Care and UW Health extend partnership
Health care providers working together on heart and vascular care

By Freeman Staff

Jan. 9, 2019

ProHealth Care’s newly opened heart and vascular center on the campus of ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital will be named the UW Health Heart & Vascular Center at ProHealth Care.
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WAUKESHA — ProHealth Care and UW Health announced Tuesday it will extend its clinical partnership to include heart and vascular care.

“Working with UW Health, we will take our program to a new level of excellence,” said Susan Edwards, ProHealth Care’s chief executive officer, in a statement. “This partnership will provide important benefits for our patients.”

The two organizations have already partnered on other projects, including the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care.

Now adding heart and vascular care to the partnership is a great step forward, said lan Kaplan, MD, chief executive officer of UW Health, in a statement.

“We share with ProHealth Care an intense focus on improving the quality of care, and we are excited to begin this new partnership,” Kaplan said. “Our cancer care relationship has demonstrated what we can achieve together.”

ProHealth Care’s newly opened heart and vascular center on the campus of Pro-Health Waukesha Memorial Hospital will be named the UW Health Heart & Vascular Center at ProHealth Care. The center brings together in one convenient location all of ProHealth Cares outpatient heart and vascular services.

Heart and vascular services at ProHealth Care are provided by a team of more than 300 professionals, including cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons. In addition, the UW Health program includes care for the sickest of patients, including those requiring ventricular assist devices and heart transplants.

Under a clinical co-management agreement, Pro-Health Care and UW Health will work together to enhance the quality and breadth of heart and vascular services offered at Pro-Health’s hospitals and clinics. UW Health will provide both medical and administrative oversight for the program.

The newly constructed UW Health Heart & Vascular Center at ProHealth Care is a freestanding building on the northwest corner of the ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital campus.