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 »
The Gill Junior Researchers pilot program at UK provided four minority students interested in medical careers from Lexington's Bryan Station High School the unique opportunity to experience the world of a medical student first hand.
Reducing the chances of needing orthopedic surgery is possible, but knowing the signs of pain that may require medical intervention is vital.
Patients and families at Kentucky Children's Hospital benefit from artful healing and entertainment supported by grants awarded from the statewide VSA program.
Dr. Mark Evers, director of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, gave his annual "State of the Cancer Center" address Wednesday at Markey Research Day, highlighting the center's major accomplishments in patient care, recruitment, research and outreach from the past year.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center hosted its annual Research Day yesterday, highlighting the work of cancer researchers across the University of Kentucky campus.
Classic cars will park in Court House Square May 20 to preview the 2016 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance, a fundraiser for Kentucky Children's Hospital that takes place in July.
In the United States, nearly 6,800 babies are born with oral clefts each year. The condition requires surgery, in most cases, to avoid long-term complications.
Joey Maggard had his first seizure five years ago, and suffered so many debilitating seizures (20 to 30 a month) that he could not attend school for the second half of his 6th grade year. A painstaking process of brain-mapping prepared Joey for the surgery that would leave him seizure-free and without motor deficits.
National Nurses Week, May 6-12, celebrated nurses who care for individuals at the bedside and coordinate productive teams within the health care system. Moments of mindfulness help ensure nurses are managing the stress that comes with their jobs.
On May 14, Marissa and Lauren will be graduating from UK and leaving medical school with degrees and fond memories.
Service to others has always been a priority for UK employees in the Integrated Business Unit (IBU) for UK HealthCare; but when a colleague fell ill and unable to work, the group banded together to help. Out of this experience, the desire to help others in the community launched them on a journey of giving.
Dr. Scottie Day, associate chief medical officer for UK HealthCare, and students and faculty members from UK HealthCare are traveling to Haiti to help former Kentucky Children's Hospital nurse Kristyn Mickley deliver health care to a secluded mountainous region.
A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers and published in Nature shows a potential new biological marker for the development of obesity and a possible target for obesity prevention and treatment.
t isn't uncommon in the Bluegrass to celebrate the Kentucky Derby by having friends come to your home for a party. But if you are Chris Barnstable-Brown, the family party just happens to have a guest list of about 1,200.
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.
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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