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Whitlatch Appointed to Kentucky Cardiovascular Initiative

Whitlatch.KristieASHLAND, KY — The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has appointed King’s Daughters Heart and Vascular Center vice president Kristie Whitlatch to the new Kentucky Cardiovascular Disease Initiative (KCDI) Board.

Whitlatch is joining a select group of government, business and healthcare leaders to assist with the board, which will focus on reducing the rate of heart disease in Kentucky and spurring growth in the medical business community by encouraging the development of new technology.

“At King’s Daughters, we are dedicated to improving the cardiac health of the communities we serve,” Whitlatch says. “Our selection to the KCDI board will enable us to impact cardiovascular care throughout the state. It’s an important initiative that will enhance the overall health and well-being of Kentuckians through heightened awareness, research and education efforts.”

“The Kentucky Cardiovascular Disease Initiative holds great potential to improve the health and well-being of our state, and gives us the opportunity to bring some of our commonwealth’s best minds together to improve technology to address heart disease,” CHFS secretary Mark Birdwhistell says. “Heart disease continues to take too many lives in Kentucky. We will work together to change that.”

To learn about the Kentucky Cardiovascular Disease Initiative, please visit

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