News | Cardiovascular Surgery | October 17, 2019

Gore Block Grant Supports SVS Quality Programs

First year funding will focus on programs to improve vascular patient surgical outcomes

Gore Block Grant Supports SVS Quality Programs

October 17, 2019 — W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. will support a new Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) initiative to advance patient safety programs and the quality of vascular surgical care, the SVS has announced.

Through a general block grant, Gore will help fund SVS quality initiatives designed to improve vascular patient surgical outcomes. These related projects will address key practice factors influencing quality care, including new care delivery and payment models, patient education, costs, surgeon wellness and the value of vascular surgery services. 

First-year funding support will focus on several initiatives, including:

  • Analysis of an advanced payment model that may improve care for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD);
  • A summit and a call to action for SVS leaders that focused on appropriateness of care;
  • Data analysis of vascular surgeon wellbeing; and
  • Data collection and analysis to address valuation of vascular surgery services.

Gore is committed to two additional years of funding pending progress evaluation of years one and two.  

“At the highest strategic level, SVS and Gore share an important mission goal to improve the quality of lives of vascular patients,” noted SVS Executive Director Kenneth M. Slaw, Ph.D. “This is a new and innovative model that transcends the traditional society/industry relationship and provides an opportunity for SVS and Gore to collaborate more deeply on key quality program initiatives that matter at a mission level.”

For more information: www.gore.com

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