Kiser Named Executive Lead of Cardiovascular Partnership


DAYTON, OH -- Deb Kiser, MHA, RN, BSN, has been named executive lead of the new cardiovascular partnership between Premier Health and The Christ Hospital Health Network.

The innovative partnership, which took effect on July 1, 2023, serves as the foundation for a series of clinical initiatives that will launch starting in 2024, including specialized procedures to become available at Premier Health hospitals.

“I am honored to be entrusted with working alongside physicians and other colleagues to give patients throughout Southwest Ohio greater access to highly specialized cardiovascular care close to home,” Kiser said. “This innovative collaboration will give patients and their families, as well as clinicians, a more seamless experience across the continuum of cardiovascular care.”

Over the course of two decades, Kiser gained extensive experience in nursing and health care process improvement as executive director of quality and clinical services at Lucid Health and as heart and vascular service line director at OhioHealth.

“Deb’s proven leadership will advance our two health systems’ focus on expanding access to cardiovascular expertise rather than duplicating services,” said Keith Bricking, MD, chief clinical officer of Premier Health.

The collaboration between The Christ Hospital Health Network and Premier Health also allows the two health systems to enhance the availability of heart and vascular services within existing facilities while limiting the need for additional building, ensuring responsible stewardship of health care resources.

“We’ve seen, first-hand, Deb lead our talented team at The Christ Hospital Health Network as the program continues to grow and care for heart patients across the region,” said Dean Kereiakes, MD, FACC, MSCAI, Chairman of The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. “As this partnership continues, patients can know both programs are in good hands under the guidance of Deb Kiser.”

About The Christ Hospital Health Network...

The Christ Hospital Health Network consists of an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of medical offices throughout the region. The Network was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region, named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list in 2023. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.

About Premier Health...

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health ( has a mission to improve the health of the communities it serves. Home to one of the nation’s 15 largest hospitals, the region’s only adult Level I trauma center and the largest locally-based clinical laboratory, Premier Health continues to build upon a more than 130-year legacy of providing clinical excellence and compassionate care to friends and neighbors across Southwest Ohio. The health system offers award-winning care at five hospital sites: Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with additional inpatient sites at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville and Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood; Atrium Medical Center in Middletown; and Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County.

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