Organ Failure and Transplant Network
The UK Organ
Failure and Transplant Network (OFTN) is a relationship-based program developed
to provide definitive care for patients with advanced organ failure. We
encourage physicians throughout Kentucky and surrounding
states to refer patients with advanced kidney, heart, lung, liver and
pancreatic disease for care when local options have been exhausted. While
organ transplantation may be one option, other treatment options – including
mechanical support (ventricular assist devices and ECMO) and regenerative
medicine clinical trials (stem cells) – also may be available. Our goal is to
work with referring physicians and community hospitals to provide as much local care as possible and offer resources for advanced care at UK HealthCare when local care is no longer appropriate.
The goals and objectives of the Organ Failure and Transplant Network are as follows:
To enhance a sense of ownership of the organ failure and transplantation management for all parties involved.
To facilitate patient referral and evaluation in a timely, efficient manner.
To develop and foster relationships through clinical and educational outreach with a focus on the referring providers’ needs and expectations.
To develop new competencies among local partnering physicians and hospitals through continuing education opportunities.
We want to collaborate
with physicians who are interested in owning the process of organ failure
management from initial evaluation to transplantation. We strive to excel among
other regional centers by incorporating physician ownership, communication and
education into our program. Members of the Network may apply to our UK
community faculty program, have electronic access to their patient’s
information though the UK Organ Transplant Tracking Record (OTTR), receive opportunities
for continuing medical education, engage in co-branding initiatives, and participate in
the transplant center’s unique mini-fellowship program.
If you are
interested in becoming an Organ Failure and Transplant Network Affiliate, please contact Rebecca Craft, Transplant
Network Administrator, at 859-285-8083 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will
make a personal visit to your office to discuss Network details and implementation.