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Midwest VASCULAR Collaborative

The Midwest Vascular Collaborative (MVC) is a voluntary consortium of all providers of vascular health care and their respective institutions. Established in 2012, the MVC includes an integrated team of vascular surgeons, peripheral interventional cardiologists and vascular interventional radiologists, nurses, hospital systems representatives and clinical research personnel, in the Midwest, dedicated to improving outcomes and advancing the care of patients with vascular disease. The MVC participates in the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative® (SVS VQI®), a national network of regional vascular quality improvement groups collecting common core datasets to pool information that will lead to improved patient care. The VQI offers physicians, hospitals, and clinical researchers the power to more efficiently assess outcomes, enhance clinical quality, and improve practice standards. The MVC functions under the auspices of the Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO), which provides an infrastructure for sharing and analyzing data.

MVC Leaders

MVC Medical Director
Dr. Eleftherios Xenos
University of Kentucky Healthcare

MVC Associate Medical Director
Dr. Ashley Gutwein
Indiana University Health

MVC Lead Data Manager
Bethany Taylor
University of Kentucky Healthcare


Fall 2022 Regional Group Meeting Slides and Minutes

Spring 2022 Regional Group Meeting Slides and Minutes

Fall 2021 Regional Group Meeting Slides and Minutes

Spring 2021 Regional Group Meeting Slides and Minutes


Participating SVS VQI centers include academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, community hospitals, vein centers, office-based labs and individual physician’s practices.

Click below for a complete list of VQI Participating Centers and their Regional Group Affiliation. Please note that this list is in excel format for ease of use.


The Midwest Vascular Collaborative (MVC) is a voluntary, cooperative group of clinicians, hospital administrators, and research personnel organized to improve the care of patients with vascular disease. By collecting and exchanging information, the MVC strives to continuously improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and cost of vascular healthcare.


Call for VQI Poster Quality Improvement Poster Abstracts and Rapid Fire Research Abstracts for the 2023 Annual VQI Meeting (VQI@VAM)

Key Dates for both Quality Abstracts and Rapid Fire Abstracts

Abstract submissions begin – October 1, 2022
Abstract submission deadline
 – January 16, 2023  
Quality Improvement Poster Session – Evening of June 13, 2023
Quality Improvement Podium Presentations – 
Morning of June 14, 2023
Rapid Fire Research Presentation – 
Afternoon of June 14, 2023