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.
Read more about the Sunshine Act in the April 2014 issue of OnCall »
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The blog hosted by Ann Smith, chief administrative officer for UK HealthCare Hospitals, provides information on activities and events throughout UK HealthCare's clinical operations. Read Clinical Ops @ UK HealthCare »
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. Read UKudos @ UK HealthCare »
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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 Physician Liaison Program coordinates photo shoots several times throughout the year for new UK HealthCare physicians and dentists.
These photos are used for the UK HealthCare website, the physician referral directory and other marketing initiatives. For additional information about this service, contact Nikki Sadler at 859-323-4845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
• Chandler-KCH@email.uky.edu is monitored by Ann Smith, chief administrative officer for UK HealthCare hospitals, and Gloria Tyler, her administrative support associate. Email received at this address will be sanitized and sent to the appropriate individuals for follow-up and response.
• UKHCSLT@uky.edu is monitored by senior leadership. Mail sent to this address will be shared with senior leaders and will result in follow-up and response. All submissions will be treated confidentially and can address enterprisewide, departmental or individual concerns.
Next week, KET will feature University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Director Dr. Mark Evers, UK lung cancer specialist Dr. Tim Mullett, and UK Center for Excellence Rural Health Director Fran Feltner in a set of programs on cancer care that will accompany the three-part documentary series Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies by Ken Burns.
First Lady Jane Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway announced Thursday that heroin/opiate overdose reversal kits will be purchased and made available to people treated for overdoses at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital and the University of Kentucky’s Good Samaritan Hospital.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has announced that King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., has joined the Markey Cancer Center Research Network, a newly launched initiative conducting high priority cancer research through a network of collaborative centers with expertise in the delivery of cancer care and conduct of research studies.
Dr. John H. Eichhorn, professor of Anesthesiologoy and Provost's Distinguished Service Professor at the UK College of Medicine, authored a paper early in his career that was recently named by the prestigious medical journal Anesthesia and Analgesia as one of the top 20 most important articles in anesthesiology ever written.
The Kentucky Children's Hospital Division of Neonatology recently introduced a piece of transport equipment that will make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures safer for newborn babies and support pediatric research.
Back and neck pain is a common problem that affects millions of Americans. In fact, roughly 80 percent of people suffer from this type of pain at some point in their lives.
The Kentucky Regional Extension Center(REC) hosted its second Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Kick-Off Meeting for a group of pioneer health care provider organizations in Kentucky.
On Friday, March 27, the International Federation of Medical Students Association will host a silent art auction in the atrium of the University of Kentucky's Biomedical Biological Science Research Building from noon to 5 p.m. Profits from the auction will support UK's Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic in Ecuador.
On Match Day, medical students across the country learn where they'll complete their residency training. University of Kentucky students continued the tradition of revealing their "matches" in front of peers, family and instructors at Keeneland on March 20.
Dr. Mark V. Williams has been named chief transformation and learning officer (CTLO) for UK HealthCare as well as co-director of the newly created Office for Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (OVIHD).
Through the Kohl's Cares program, Kohl's has raised $1.2 million for KCH Read to Your Baby since 2000.
Armed with a guitar, maracas, and other musical instruments, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Music Therapist Jennifer Peyton is helping cancer patients deal with the physical and psychological effects of their treatment, one song at a time.
UK College of Dentistry students Lauren Morris and Mike McQuinn are two of only 13 dental students in the nation to be awarded the 2015 American Dental Association (ADEA) Preventive Dentistry Scholarship.
The UK College of Dentistry is offering $5 dental screening to qualifying individuals on March 26 and April 7.
The UK College of Dentistry has forged a relationship with the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, that will provide opportunities for students from each institution to further their dental education while immersing themselves in a new culture.
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Monday approved a plan for the next phase of the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital's Pavilion A that includes completion of another 64-bed patient floor and more operating rooms.
Physician assistants, or PAs, receive training based on the medical profession, with a focus on caring for the whole patient. These health care professionals are available to fulfill primary care needs in Kentucky communities.
Kentucky Children's Hospital pediatrician Lindsay Ragsdale was recently selected by her colleagues to chair an interest group of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine.
UK HealthCare has established the Office for Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (OVIHD).
Registration for the fourth annual Southeastern States Occupational Network (SouthON), held April 16-17 in downtown Lexington, is now available online.
Experienced nurses, advanced practice nurses and recent and upcoming nursing graduates interested in becoming a member of UK HealthCare's 's outstanding nursing staff are invited to a nurse recruitment open house on Thursday.
Xiang-An Li, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study synthetic HDL (sHDL) as a potential therapy for sepsis.
Kelly M. Smith, a faculty member in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, has been named Interim Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.
Shriners break ground on new ambulatory facility to be located at the University of Kentucky.
Almost everyone has at one time experienced the sensation of something stuck in his or her throat -- after swallowing a pill, perhaps, or choking on food. But recurrent swallowing difficulties could mean a diagnosis of dysphagia -- which can be serious, but is also treatable.
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