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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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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.
Hypertension is called "the silent killer" because there are not obvious symptoms. A UK cardiologist is leading a study to explore a new way to heal resistant hypertension.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted their fifth annual "Meet the Researchers Day" last week. Meet the Researchers Day is a field trip given as a prize to two schools in the region who successfully raise more than $1,000 for the LLS's Pennies for Patients campaign.
Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, professor of pediatrics at the UK College of Medicine, has been named one of the 75 most powerful women in health care information technology by Health Data Management.
UK HealthCare employee Julia Snow, whose child received care in the Kentucky Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 30 years ago, chose to use a raffle prize to organize an indoor barbecue for current NICU families.
After losing four sisters to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Bardstown native Brenda Conder found herself on the same path: breathless, exhausted, and barely able to move around her home. A double-lung transplant from UK HealthCare has given her a whole new life.
This June, taking your bike for a ride could help save lives. UK HealthCare and the Lexington Cancer Foundation are teaming up to present the Survive the Night Triathlon and the Roll for the Cure on June 17-18. All proceeds from these events will benefit the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, providing funding for patient care, research and more.
An editorial by University of Kentucky’s Dr. Larry Goldstein concerning the use of screening tests to detect narrowing of the carotid artery was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine last week.
The Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala, benefiting the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes Center at the University of Kentucky, will be 8 p.m., Friday, May 6 in Louisville.
The fifth annual International Conference on Opiods, a conference presenting the latest research and medical opinion regarding the use of opioids for chronic pain, will be held in June at the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
One split second can change a child and family’s life forever, making it important to practice safety measures when mowing the lawn. Children should not ride as passengers on a lawn mower and to provide the safest conditions, should not even be outside while mowing is being done.
A group of dedicated pharmacy students is proving that they can be the first line of defense against heart disease.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center welcomes cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Alberto de Hoyos to its thoracic oncology team.
University of Kentucky’s Dr. Larry Goldstein and Donna Arnett, Ph.D., took part in drafting a policy statement that was published in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) flagship journal Circulation this month.
Mindful eating can fundamentally shift our relationship with food for long-term weight loss maintenance. Teresa Lee, licensed dietician and teaching assistant in the UK Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, explains how in last Sunday's Herald Leader health column.
UK HealthCare, the UK College of Nursing and the Kentucky Nurses Association will host Pam Cipriano, the 35th president of the American Nurses Association, for a lecture at UK Chandler Hospital on Friday, April 22.
"If I weren't getting these treatments, I don't know where my life would be. It's given me my life back."
UK students, faculty, staff and community members recently partnered with Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) to help improve the health and well-being of impoverished and underserved communities in Ecuador and India.
The Community Faculty Program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine hosted its 22nd Annual Community Faculty Conference for community faculty, campus faculty colleagues, administration, professional staff and regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC) staff April 8-9.
The Baptist Health system recently became a member of the University of Kentucky Organ Failure and Transplant Network (OFTN), a new UK HealthCare initiative focused on providing patients in organ failure with access to state-of-the-art care, including organ transplantation.
More than 100 patients, families and UK HealthCare staff celebrated an important milestone: the 25th anniversary of the first heart transplant at the University of Kentucky.
Weight gain can happen to anyone. Now, UK is partnering with a highly recognized national weight loss program to promote a healthier lifestyle to communities across Kentucky and the UK campus.
A new interactive technology currently being piloted in the UK Chandler Hospital's eighth floor cardiovascular unit aims to improve patient health literacy and make them partners in their care.
University of Kentucky researchers Robin Vanderpool and Mark Dignan are leading projects funded by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to continue Markey Cancer Center’s community-based efforts aimed at reducing cancer rates in Appalachia.
Spring allergies are not uncommon in Kentucky and the highter the pollen count, the greater the misery. If over-the-counter medications don't bring relief and the symptoms become debilitating, allergy shots may be an option to consider.
Through the clinical nursing specialist track of the UK College of Nursing's doctor of nursing program, student Tia Thistlewood is implementing measures to improve care for patients undergoing the strenuous process of bone marrow transplantation.