The K-PORCH serves as a hub for perioperative clinical research and outcomes assessment to improve the health of patients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  It meets its mission primarily through support of high-value perioperative research and outcomes assessments, education and mentoring of fellows, trainees and students in essential features of high-value research and outcomes assessments, and development of novel but impactful collaborations to identify opportunities and potential solutions to improve perioperative care.