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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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.
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees last week approved a plan to fit up the 12th floor in the Albert B. Chandler Hospital's Pavilion A.
A study published in the most recent edition of JAMA by Dr. Peter Morris determined that a protocol providing physical therapy to ICU patients with acute respiratory failure did not shorten hospital length of stay. The study, which is the largest to-date on this topic, reversed findings from earlier pilot studies.
Retired UK pediatrician Charlton Mabry was the first to describe a rare and unspecified metabolic syndrome in 1970. His original work carries significance today as researchers continue to work toward a therapeutic for the disease known as Mabry syndrome.
When two different health problems caused two different organs to fail, Louisville resident Conrad Webster sought help at UK HealthCare after being turned away from three other transplant centers.
The Gill Heart Institute has been recognized by the American Heart Association for their high quality treatment of STEMI patients with a 2016 Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center BRONZE Recognition Award.
If primary care providers, dentists and dental hygienists can begin to work together, Mullins and Gonsalves contend those costs can be reduced and oral health improved.
UK HealthCare's Teen Volunteer Program gives young people the opportunity to give back to the community and learn about health care.
Three first-year medical students, who completed the AHEC summer health camps share their experience and how it influenced their decision to enter health professions.
As part of its annual symposium in Lexington later this month, the National Neurotrauma Society will host a dramatic presentation called “Theater of War," focusing on the impact of combat-related stress upon service members and their families.
Two UK College of Public Health professors received designations as fellows of a prestigious national executive leadership program designed for women in academic medicine.
The University of Kentucky and the Jockeys’ Guild have announced a three-year pilot study designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.
This Friday night, dozens of employees and athletes from UK HealthCare and across the region will swim, bike, and run 140.7 miles in the Survive the Night Triathlon, an overnight relay event to raise cancer awareness and funds for the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
UK will receive $4.6 million in funding to lead the Kentucky arm of a four-state quality improvement effort funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
UK HealthCare's Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) has received the "Get With The Guidelines -"Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award" by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for maintaining nationally recognized standards for the treatment of stroke patients.
Sisters Joanna and Mary Cho are a year apart in age, and will graduate a year apart from the UK College of Nursing.
Faculty from the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences have received a $1.2 million grant to train speech-language pathologists in the use of telepractice to deliver therapy to rural populations.
Skidmore's exhibit is currently on display in the North Gallery, located on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic.
Hospital medicine is the fastest growing specialty in the history of American medicine. At UK HealthCare, hospitalists ensure coordination of quality care for acutely ill patients at the highest level from time of admission until discharge.
Tickets and donations made during the Luau for Life at Talon Winery support the Kentucky Children's Hospital Pediatric Cancer Survivor Picnic.
This Friday, hundreds of patients, friends and family of patients, and University of Kentucky faculty and staff will gather in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center courtyard to participate in "Expressions of Courage," a creative exhibit celebrating the work of those who have been affected by cancer.
An estimated 15 percent of American couples experience infertility. University of Kentucky scientists are working to understand the ovulatory process, improve the effectiveness of fertility treatments and give hope to couples struggling to conceive.
Sandy Baker lived with severe pain; she didn't even get relief while she slept. After four months of seeing dentists and doctors and being told the pain was in her head, her longtime family doctor referred her to Dr. Jeffrey Okeson and the University of Kentucky Orofacial Pain Clinic.
UK HealthCare is urging Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites this summer and to be aware of travel warnings and evolving information regarding the Zika virus.
Carmine, ThD, is not just any therapy dog. He is one of the few unit-specific therapy dogs in the United States. His assignment is simple: get patients up and walking.