• Cardiac services in Hazard

    The UK Gill Heart Institute has expanded its reach to offer the region's most comprehensive cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery services close to home in Hazard and surrounding towns. Gill cardiologists offer risk prevention, diagnostic assessment and a full menu of therapeutic services. Our locally based cardiothoracic surgeon is able to perform a full range of surgeries that formally would have required travel to Lexington or a larger center.

    The Gill Heart Institute is committed to meeting the heart care needs of Eastern Kentucky, whether it's providing a much-needed specialist locally or accepting the transfer of a critically ill patient to the institute's service at UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington when necessary.

    UK Gill Heart Institute Appalachian Heart Center

    To make sure patients in Eastern Kentucky have access to the most advanced heart care available, Appalachian Heart Center has joined the UK Gill Heart Institute. This means our patients can continue to see the same local doctors and receive the latest medical treatments available without having to leave their community.

  • Services


    • TEEs (Trans Esophageal
    • Stress Echo
    • Dobutamine stress echo
    • Carotid duplex scan
    • 2-D echo doppler

    Nuclear Scans 

    • Stress myoview
    • Persantine myoview
    • Dobutamine myoview
    • MUGA (multi gated
      acquisition) scans
    • Viability studies


    • Coronary artery bypass grafting
    • Valve repair/replacement
    • Intra-operative ablation
      for arrhythmia
    • Pericardial drainage


    • Pulmonary resection
    • Video-assisted thoracic


    • Diagnostic cardiac catheterizations
    • PCTA's (percutaneous transluminal
      coronary angioplasty) and Stents
    • Carotid angiograms
    • Peripheral angiograms
    • Peripheral interventions
    • Renal angiograms and Stents


    • Pacer implants
    • Transtelephonic pacemaker monitoring
    • Pacemaker programming


    • Carotid endarterectomy
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysmorrhaphy
    • Peripheral revascularization
    • Endovenous laser ablation for chronic
      venous insufficiency
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare

    UK HealthCare and ARH jointly manage cardiovascular services at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Harlan ARH Hospital, Whitesburg ARH Hospital, McDowell ARH Hospital, Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital and Williamson ARH Hospital.

    These two organizations are steadfastly committed not only to high-quality health care, but also to the region that we serve. Our partnership continues our commitment to improving care for people throughout Eastern Kentucky.

    Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation

    In affiliation with the UK Gill Heart Institute, ARH Cardiology Associates offers cardiology services at MCHC in Whitesburg. This partnership provides patients access to UK’s comprehensive cardiovascular expertise and resources while maintaining the familiarity of community health care providers.

  • Locations

    HBCicon120x123Harlan and Hazard locations are clinics of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital.  Read more » 


    UK Gill Heart Institute Appalachian Heart Center - Harlan 

    90 Ball Park Road | Directions »
    Harlan KY 40831

    UK Gill Heart Institute Appalachian Heart Center - Hazard 

    200 Medical Center Drive | Directions »
    Hazard KY 41701

    UK Gill Heart Institute Hazard | Directions »
    243 Roy Campbell Drive
    Hazard KY 41701

    UK Gill Heart Institute Appalachian Heart Center - Cumberland 

    ARH Tri-City Medical Center | Directions »
    18880 North US 119
    Cumberland KY 41749

    UK Gill Heart Institute Appalachian Heart Center - Hyden 

    14 Sycamore St. | Directions »
    Hyden KY 41749