UK HealthCare has an excellent team of health care professionals, all working to provide the highest quality of care for patients. In 2013 we received the
Rising Star Award from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers.
The award recognizes exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness and equity of care.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals.
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The blog UKudos @ UK HealthCare is a place for recognition and “kudos” for UK HealthCare staff. Employees who provide exemplary care will receive a “shout out” to show appreciation of their service and provide inspiration for others.
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OnCall: The Resource for UK HealthCare Clinicians . This publication is designed to keep UK clinicians and affiliates informed of strategic initiatives and help them get to know one another better.
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Vital Signs is a printed publication that provides members of the UK HealthCare team with timely, in-house news. It showcases UK HealthCare's mission and strategies, highlights its services and programs, recognizes team member accomplishments, and equips employees with the information needed to deliver outstanding service to our customers.
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The best way for physicians to communicate with senior leadership is to via the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernard Boulanger, but the following are some alternative methods:
To improve communications among all levels of the organization, email addresses have been set up for employees to submit issues, concerns or ask questions of senior leadership. While not anonymous, these submissions will be treated confidentially.
UK College of Health Sciences Professor Karen Skaff was recently named the Alfred C. Fones Award recipient by the American Dental Hygenists Association.
The 11th Annual Miracle Treat Day gives Central Kentuckians another great reason to beat the heat with a DQ Blizzard on July 28.
In a study of 48 adults with a diagnosis of early dementia or mild cognitive impairment, almost half reported positive changes in life outlook and quality of life, countering the assumption that this diagnosis would have a uniformly negative impact.
Dr. Andrew James, urologic oncologist at the UK Markey Cancer Center discusses bladder cancer's risk factors, screening, and treatment in Sunday's Herald Leader.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has received nearly $200,000 in funding for a new two-year training program designed to prepare UK undergraduate students from Appalachian Kentucky to pursue cancer-focused careers. Administrators of the program are now recruiting applicants.
Dr. William Stoops, associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been appointed editor of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, a journal published by the American Psychological Association.
Budding scientist Jenna VanRooyen credits her mentors in the Rabchevsky lab for her success, which includes an NIH grant and a top award from the National Neurotrauma Society.
In a commentary published in the July 22 issue of Science, Nathan Vanderford, assistant director for research at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, describes his path to landing a nontraditional faculty position at UK. Science is one of the world’s most prestigious research journals.
Using eye-catching props and easy-to-understand facts, Markey Community Outreach Director Melissa Hounshell travels the state to educate Kentucky's children on cancer, encouraging them to take an interest in their parents' health as well as their own.
Beginning in September, the UK College of Dentistry will offer a six-month Dental Assistant Program to help interested individuals gain valuable experience and training for this vital role on the dental team.
In 2014, the University of Kentucky Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry received funding from the state to develop a model clinic for adolescent substance use treatment, Adolescent Health and Recovery Treatment and Training (AHARTT). Part of the spectrum of treatment provided through this clinic includes Youth Peer Support Specialists.
The Perinatal Assistance and Treatment Home (PATHways), an interdisciplinary opioid maintenance program at UK HealthCare, helps women break free of addiction during a transformative time in their lives — pregnancy.
Sometimes tears are not a bad thing. When our eyes don't produce enough tears, it leads to a condition called dry eye syndrome. Dr. Seema Capoor, associate professor in the UK Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, discusses possible causes and how to treat it.
When he became director in 2014 Williams had a clear vision for the center: applying research to optimize care.
Ann Hanley was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at 49. But instead of letting fear get her down, she's focusing her energy on raising money to fund Parkinson's research at UK.
A tiny electronic device implanted behind the ear and just under the skin will allow a nearly deaf person to hear speech and interpret sounds. Cochlear implantation is becoming increasingly common as a treatment for hearing impaired individuals in urban areas but utilization of cochlear implants lags far behind in Appalachian areas.
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Dr. Rachel Miller is one of 13 recipients of this year's National Cancer Institute Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.
Dr. John Ragsdale, an assistant professor in the UK Department of Medicine, has studied the effectiveness of training programs to teach doctors how to interpret emotions and expressions in their patients.
The Keeneland Concours d'Elegance returns to the grounds of Keeneland Racecourse this weekend with a display of exotic, rare and romanticized cars and other motor vehicles. Proceeds from the event benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital.
An innovative model of care for patients with chronic pain at the UK HealthCare Polk-Dalton Clinic has improved quality, adhered to prescription drug monitoring regulations, and satisfied both patients and their primary care providers.
Anticoagulation therapy can save lives for patients who have blood clots or are at high risk for them. Here are some anticoagulation basics to help you navigate the options.
Haircuts at Hair Nation Salon and Spa in Lexington on July 10 will raise funds to provide hair replacements for patients at the Kentucky Children's Hospital DanceBlue Hematology Oncology Clinic.
This overuse and resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem throughout the world and in the U.S.
UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute and The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati have partnered to test a new treatment for adults with congenital heart disease.
A renowned researcher who specializes in the development of drugs to combat pediatric diseases has been named the dean of the University of Kentucky’s highly ranked College of Pharmacy, Provost Tim Tracy announced today.