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Bryan Heart Joins the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance as a Charter Member

February 8, 2021 | Press Releases

Kansas City, Missouri and Lincoln, Nebraska - The Cardiometabolic Center Alliance (CMCA), founded by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is honored to announce the addition of Bryan Heart as a Charter Member of the Alliance.

As a coalition that seeks to establish Cardiometabolic Centers of Excellence nationwide aimed at transforming the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and related cardiovascular (CV) and renal comorbidities, the CMCA considers Bryan Heart an important member of the Alliance.

“Being a part of this national initiative allows us to expand the level of care we provide our patients in new and exciting directions,” said Dr. Keith Miller, Co-Director of Bryan Heart Cardiometabolic Clinic. “We have a long-standing tradition of using preventive therapies to improve the health of our patients. One example is our Lipid Clinic to address cholesterol problems. Now we will have the added focus of helping patients with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and other cardiometabolic risk factors.”

“People with diabetes are at a much higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, and congestive heart failure,” continues Dr. Miller. “In addition to traditional approaches such as weight loss, diet, and exercise, the Cardiometabolic Clinic will bring new treatments, technologies and ways to manage diabetes. These advancements in care will protect patients from heart and vascular disease. And more importantly, help them remain active, healthy, and feeling their best. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”

“Our mission at the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance is to transform the quality of care and outcomes of patients with cardiometabolic disease by creating Centers of Excellence across the nation which capitalize on the successful clinical care delivery model we developed in Kansas City. The ultimate goal is to diminish the adverse impact of Type 2 Diabetes and its most common and morbid complications: cardiovascular and kidney disease, so that patients have longer and healthier lives regardless of where they live”, said Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod, Executive Director of the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance. “We are excited to partner with Bryan Heart as a Charter Member of the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance as we work together to accomplish these goals.”

“I am incredibly excited about what this means for our patients,” said Dr. Chad Travers, Co-Director of Bryan Heart Cardiometabolic Clinic. “As we continue to learn about the impact of lifestyle and the role of medication to prevent cardiovascular disease, this clinic will bring advances to our patients in a timely manner. We will also collaborate with other specialties. I believe all of this will provide our patients with the best opportunities for success.”


The Cardiometabolic Center Alliance is a national collaborative of healthcare organizations committed to helping patients better manage their conditions for a better quality of life and helping to ease the burden on health care organizations. Across its aligned member sites, care will be delivered via a standardized, patient-centered, team-based, comprehensive risk reduction approach based on a novel care model designed and successfully implemented by Saint Luke’s Michael & Marlys Haverty Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence in Kansas City, MO. The overarching goals of the CMCA and its members include improving the quality of care and outcomes for patients with cardiometabolic disease, creating platforms for real world evidence generation and clinical trials, as well as producing tangible benefits to healthcare organizations in a value-based model of care delivery.

About Bryan Heart/Bryan Health:

Bryan Heart is a locally owned, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery practice serving patients throughout Nebraska, as well as parts of Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri. Premier services include invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. We offer a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services.

Bryan Medical Center, in partnership with Bryan Heart, has been awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for its commitment to high-quality cardiovascular care. Bryan Medical Center and Bryan Heart are part of Bryan Health.

Bryan Health is a Nebraska governed, nonprofit health system. Its award-winning network of doctors, hospitals and medical providers ensures the highest quality of care and the most advanced, effective treatments for patients throughout the region. Through our statewide network we bring care and treatment directly to rural communities through sophisticated mobile diagnostic and treatment services, telemedicine services, specialized heart care clinics, telehealth mental health counseling and more.