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UNC Hospitals Center for Heart and Vascular Care


Welcome to the home page for the University of North Carolina Hospitals Center for Heart and Vascular Care! The UNC Hospitals Center for Heart and Vascular Care integrates care provided by the specialties of interventional radiology, vascular surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and cardiology. Our center encompasses all clinical care of patients with cardiovascular diseases. By working collaboratively with our multidisciplinary colleagues, we maintain a high level of expertise across all areas to provide quality care and exceptional service to our patients and their families. Within the Center for Heart and Vascular Care you will encounter a variety of learning experiences and a dynamic work environment with a dedicated nursing staff. 

We invite you to spend some time getting to know all of us and the great work that our nurses are doing at the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care.
Jacci Harden, MHA, RN, CCRN, NE-BC
Director – Center for Heart and Vascular Care



Heart and Vascular Care Leadership Team

Jeff Lynch, RN, BSN, CCRN, CSC
Nurse Manager- CTICU
Tracey Blevins, RN, BSN, MBA, HCN, CNML
Chest Pain Center Coordinator
Interim Nurse Manager- CICU 
Tracie Rivet, MA, RN, BSN, PCCN
Nurse Manager- CTSU
Susan Helms, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN
Nurse Manager- 3ADN/ICCU
Linda Drogos, RN, BSN-BC
Nurse Manager - 5ADN
Vickie Strang, BS, RN
Cardiac Surveillance Coordinator
Ila Mapp, MSN, RN, CCRN
Nurse Manager - Adult Specialty Care Team and Venous Access Team 

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