What is UK HealthCare? We are multidisciplinary teams of physician specialists supported by some of the region's most highly trained teams of nurses, pharmacists, therapists and more. Our teams are equipped with the facilities, technology, protocols and healing environment necessary to provide complex, advanced subspecialty care. The result, we believe, is a level of care unmatched in Kentucky.
Daily, UK HealthCare makes a difference in the lives of patients as well as in the lives of those they love. Five of those stories are told below. Many more could tell of options when they thought there were none, support at the time when they felt broken and regained quality of life. And that's why we're here.
No one suspected congestive heart failure when a vibrant 23-year-old Allyson Lovell said she was having trouble breathing. By the time her cardiologist realized Allyson's heart was failing, her heart was pumping at only 8 percent efficiency. Immediately, Allyson was sent to the UK Gill Heart Institute. There, she got a level of heart care unmatched in Kentucky.
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Mike Hill went to bed the night before his 54th birthday wondering what kind of cake he might have the next day. A phone call early the next morning changed those plans. Instead of cake, he would be getting a new heart from the transplant team at UK HealthCare.
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Jon Wes Adams usually turned right when starting his run at the UK Arboretum. This evening, he decided to go left, toward the center of the park. It was a decision that saved his life. A little more than six miles into his jog, Jon Wes’ heart stopped and he collapsed into a gathered group. The 26-year-old athlete had just dropped dead from sudden cardiac arrest. Bystanders performed CPR and UK Gill Heart Institute specialists sprung into action to save his life and find the cause. The answer would lead them to test everyone in his family.
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When Audrey Robinson learned she had advanced colon cancer, she and her husband, Don, considered going to a cancer center out of state. Then a friend told them they had a world-class cancer center right here in Lexington. Audrey’s battle has not been easy, but 10 years later, with the help of Markey Cancer Center, she’s still living her life – and that’s a victory.
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Doctors diagnosed Jack Musgrave with esophageal cancer and told him he only had a few months to live. The experts at UK Markey Cancer Center wouldn’t accept that and employed the best medicine has to offer. Jack lived more than a year beyond that original diagnosis, gaining valuable time with family and friends. Jack's family think they made the right decision in choosing Markey.
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