In no other business are personal dress, cleanliness, conduct and appearance as important as they are in health care services. First impressions count not only in the way we help and treat patients and visitors but also in our appearance.
The UK HealthCare LookBook was created to reinforce the importance of standard dress and serve as a guide for managers and frontline staff.
The way you dress tells our patients and guests you are a caring professional who values the quality of care UK HealthCare has to offer. When they see you, they know they are in the right place and that you are here to help.
View Standard Dress Look Book (PDF, 3.1 MB) »
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.
T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky., jas announced it has entered into a formal collaboration with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center to further develop its oncology service line.
For women younger than 40, cervical cancer is among the leading causes of cancer-related death.
Governor Steve Beshear held a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 82 at the University of Kentucky.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer.
Josie Evans didn't give a routine medical exam a second thought as she prepared for deployment of service in the U.S. Army. Her service was delayed; however, when a very serious medical condition was discovered that instead rerouted her to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where she would undergo extensive surgery that would save her from a very agressive and destructive condition in her jaw.
Companies around the world are rushing to adopt big data analytics as a means to streamline product delivery, improve the shopping experience and boost sales. And that, in turn, is catching the eye of the health care industry.
Kentucky Regional Extension Center (Kentucky REC), based at UK, recently announced that all six Kentucky health care organizations participating in Kentucky REC's inaugural Patient-Centered Medical Home Cohort have received national recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Billy Tincher has dealt with a painful and progressive form of arthritis all his life. After years treating the pain with drugs, he’s found new hope and experienced success through alternative therapies with the help of an integrative medical team led by Dr. Roberto Cardarelli in the Division of Family and Community Medicine at UK HealthCare.
It's well-known that excessive UV exposure can lead to skin cancer — but Dr. John D'Orazio at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center focuses his research on exactly why this happens, with the hopes of eventually developing longer-lasting forms of UV protection other than topical sunscreen.
Jennifer Bradley, the Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, has been nominated for a Buffalo Trace Distillery Eagle Rare Life Honor for her hard work and devotion to Markey's Jin Shin Jyutsu program.
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, was elected the 33rd Southern Orthopaedic Association president.
The UK College of Medicine welcomed 137 news students into the medical profession with the ceremonial presentation of white coats, a universal symbol of compassion and humanism in medicine.
The International Society of Neurgastronomy's inaugural symposium will explore how food technology and medicine might improve quality of life for people with cancer, stroke, Parkinson's disease, diabetes and much more.
Cirrhosis is the scarring of the liver and is a result of various disorders that can damage the liver over time. While drugs are available that can help control some of the symptoms of liver disease, sometimes the only treatment option is a liver transplant.
University of Kentucky College of Nursing professor Sharon Lock, who serves as the coordinator of the college's primary care doctor of nursing practice track, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. John Mink, a UK College of Dentistry founding faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, played an instrumental role in recruiting core faculty members for pediatric dentistry and in helping to establish the UK College of Dentistry mobile dental program.
One dollar of every Blizzard treat purchased from local Dairy Queen locations Thursday will support the pediatric care at Kentucky Children's Hospital.
Robert C. Marshall and Joseph C. Stemple, professors in the UK College of Health Sciences, will receive the highest award given by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
Early in her pregnancy, UK pediatric nurse Morgan Drury learned her baby Alex would ultimately succumb to a fatal condition. The Pediatric Advanced Care Team at Kentucky Children's Hospital walked Drury through the birth and bereavement process, helping with some of the toughest decisions and answering "yes" during a time the family was all too familiar with the word "no."
Ragweed season rears its ugly head in late summer with pollen counts at the highest levels in mid-September. Advance planning can reduce your misery.
UK's Family and Community Medicine Clinic dedication to continuing, comprehensive, streamlined care for patients of all ages from infants to seniors, has earned them national recognition as a "Patient Centered Medical Home."
UK HealthCare employees and volunteers will accept donations of relief supplies for flood relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky at one of four locations on campus July 22 and July 23.
Although the term didn’t surface until the 1980s, the concept of biomarkers has been around for almost a century. At the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for Alzheimer's Disease.
The dental schools at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville will administer the program, providing two to five awardees $100,000 each for a two-year commitment.
A variety of health resources are available to UK HealthCare physicians and staff at
UK Wellness »
View or download the employee healthcare guide (PDF, 846 KB) »
The UK Health Plan Urgent Care Clinic, an onsite clinic for UK employees who participate in one of the UK health plans (HMO, PPO, EPO and RHP) opened Jan. 6, 2014, on the first floor of the University Health Service Building next to Employee Health. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Same-day appointments are available by calling 323-SICK (7425). The clinic is also open to dependents of UK Health Plan members over age 18. Visit clinic site »
All UK HealthCare workers are required to visit Employee Health during the employee's birth month. Read more >>
As an employee of UK HealthCare, you were invited to offer your feedback about your workplace by taking the Employee Engagement Survey in March. The survey provides an opportunity for employees to identify UK HealthCare’s strengths and weaknesses as a workplace. It is one of the most
important ways we have to improve our own work lives and UK HealthCare overall.
View the results of the 2015 survey (PDF, 245 KB) »
video series from senior leadership allows employees spread far and wide the opportunity to hear leaders explain events, decisions and actions in their own words. Questions about these topics may be submitted to
August 4, 2015
Take the opportunity to ‘Ask the Dietitian’
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August 14, 2015
UKudos to the Chandler Emergency Department!
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