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Our goal with this section of our website is to provide both measures for which external agencies hold us accountable as well as measures that show how we are performing in key components of quality: patient survival, quality of care, patient safety, efficient care and patient centeredness.
We are presenting this information as accurately as possible: We are not creating any new measures or changing the scale, format or target to make ourselves look better or worse. And we’ll be clear about what’s good and what isn’t.
Why make this information public? Because we believe that our patients have the right to understand the quality of care we provide, what we are doing well and where we need to do better. We may not always look good, but it is our belief that honesty, and an honest effort to improve when and where we need to, makes for better care.
UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we will provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We will strengthen local health care and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. We will support the organization’s education and research needs by offering cutting edge services on par with the nation’s best providers.
The vision of UK HealthCare is to achieve national recognition as a Top 20 public academic health center, providing optimal multidisciplinary health care and developing advanced medical therapeutics for the people of Kentucky and surrounding regions.
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UK HealthCare has established the Office for Value & Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (OVIHD), aiming to provide value-based care across our health system. By re-engineering care delivery using expertise from industry, UK HealthCare will undergo a transformation of its delivery system to optimize care coordination for patients. Read more »
KNI's inaugural Clinical-Translational Neuroscience Research Symposium featured nearly 100 poster and oral presentations focused on the latest scientific advances in a wide variety of topics related to the neurosciences being conducted by UK research groups.
Completion of the externship results in a continuing education certificate in Craniofacial Genetics from the University of Kentucky.
Two doctors from the University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine have been ranked among the top knee surgeons by Orthopedics This Week.
When most people think of the "fight against cancer," mental images of doctors counseling patients or white-coated researchers looking through a microscope often come to mind. However, clinicians and researchers across the country wouldn't be able to make major strides forward in cancer care without the critical information provided by cancer registries.
Women of child bearing age are the most common users of e-cigarettes, especially in Kentucky. Kristin Ashford, associate professor in the UK College of Nursing, discusses why e-cigs don't help smokers quit and why they are unsafe during pregnancy. .
Transform Health is a safe and welcoming interprofessional health care home for LGBTQ patients at UK and in the Lexington community.
Ethiopian native Dr. Getachew Hailu traveled to UK to complete his sabbatical year at the College of Medicine.
Drs. Marcus Abboud and Richard Windhorn are joining the team at the UK College of Dentistry to bring UKCD to the forefront of modern dentistry.
Dr. Carmel Wallace, the physician-in-chief of Kentucky Children's Hospital, has received the 2016 Elizabeth Carey Nahra Legacy of Love Award from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass.
During the early years of his career, Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides was introduced to research and decided to devote his life mission to finding answers and improving the quality of life of the 90 percent of people, over age 65, who suffer with temporomandibular joint arthritis.
Maysville native Jim Lester was gravely ill, in end-stage heart failure. An investigational device called HeartMate 3 — and a chance encounter with Gill Heart Institute's LVAD coordinator (and fellow Maysvillean) Sarah Branam — gave him a new lease on life.
The Wellness Program in the University of Kentucky's Adolescent Health and Recovery Treatment and Training (AHARTT) clinic provides patients will have a gym partner to help them achieve goals outside of the doctor's office.
An estimated 10 to 20 percent of adults in the western world are suffering from acid reflux disease (GERD) at any given time.
"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast and features the people, programs, research, health care and service that combine to make UK the university for Kentucky.
Seven University of Kentucky College of Public Health students collected health information and biological samples from Mount Sterling residents on Sept. 7 as part of a coordinated response to an environmental health emergency in the area.
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA) Dr. Michael Karpf today announced Karpf’s decision to retire in 2017 following the hiring and appropriate transition period for his replacement.
Sleep is an incredibly important part of living a healthy life. Anything that gets in the way of a sound night of sleep needs to be addressed and remedied.
Two UK researchers published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine imploring the medical community to integrate evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorders into hospitalization.
On his 45th birthday last year, University of Kentucky employee Jimmy Thomas got some dire news: he was diagnosed with leukemia Sept. 8 of last year. On Thursday, he'll face his second birthday in a row as an inpatient at the UK Markey Cancer Center.
Teens are eager to get their driver's license, but parents must remember driving is the number one cause of death for adolescents. A driving contract can set the ground rules for the privilege of operating a potentially dangerous vehicle.
UK College of Nursing and UK HealthCare celebrate advanced practice nurses who are shaping health care delivery during National CNS Recognition Week, Sept. 1-7.
The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) has been awarded an $8.25 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue and further research and clinical initiatives geared toward treating Alzheimer's disease.
“UK Sports Medicine is proud to partner with Georgetown College Athletics to provide excellent healthcare to those student athletes."
Sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States since 1999, even though there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain reported.
Please note that the numbers shown do not take into account that different hospitals treat different sorts of patients. A community hospital such as UK Good Samaritan, for instance, tends to treat patients who are less sick, while academic medical centers such as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital treat the most severely ill and injured patients. For this reason, these numbers should not be used to compare one hospital to another.
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