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.
The Transplant Games of America's National Flag Tour will stop at UK HealthCare this Thursday, March 17, to celebrate organ donors and recipients on its way to the 2016 Games in Cleveland this June.
UK Health Care Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Hender Rojas began his medical career in Los Angeles working 24-hour shifts as a paramedic, an early job that he says helped prepare him for the vital role he plays today in UK patients' lives.
UK HealthCare has achieved Magnet Status – the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.
Transplanted just five days apart, Stan Burch and Dennis Hamilton became fast friends at UK HealthCare as they underwent the recovery process together. The Louisville-area patients are two of the 43 patients who received a heart transplant at UK in 2015.
The University of Kentucky Transplant Center recently performed its 38th adult heart transplant for 2015, setting a record for the most heart transplants performed by a Kentucky medical center in a single year and easily eclipsing the previous state record of 27 heart transplants performed in a single year.
Last Saturday, UK HealthCare and KODA honored 41 organ donors who gave the gift of life at the 4th annual Gift of Life Memorial Celebration.
The UK Gill Heart Institute and the UK Transplant Center are hosting the Advances in Heart Failure 2015 conference on Saturday, Oct. 24 in Pavilion A of the Albert B. Chandler Hospital.
More than 130 UK HealthCare physicians practicing medicine with UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital and Shriner's Hospitals for Children appear on the Best Doctors in America list for 2015-16 – more than any other hospital in Kentucky.
Six of the eight patients who recently took part in UK HealthCare's first kidney donor chain learned who their respective recipients or donors were for the first time today. The kidney donor chain was the first of its kind performed at UK HealthCare and the longest donor chain to date in Kentucky.
UK HealthCare makes a major announcement this afternoon about a very special group of kidney donors and recipients.
To most people, a "family doctor" is who they visit when they aren’t feeling their best. For UK's Dr. Ana Lia Castellanos, the term takes on a whole new meaning.
The University of Kentucky's Health Care Committee of the UK Board of Trustees were presented a strategic plan that will guide UK HealthCare through 2020. The committee met Thursday during their annual retreat.
As a University of Kentucky Transplant Center patient navigator, Elaine Milem helps patients through the difficult process of preparing for and undergoing kidney transplants. The unique part? Milem, a two-time kidney recipient herself, understands exactly what her patients are going through.
UK HealthCare will kick off National Donate Life Month April 1 with a special flag-raising ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in front of the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital.
University of Kentucky Transplant Center Patient Navigator Elaine Milem, also a transplant patient at UK, has been selected by the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to participate in the organization’s sixth annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill on March 4, 2015.
On Friday, Oct. 24, UK HealthCare will host a special symposium to mark a major anniversary: 50 years of transplantation. The UK Transplant Center is celebrating its five decades of transplant innovation, expertise and patient-centered compassionate care at UK with presentations by some of the top transplant specialist in the country.
The notorious "Freshman 15" is usually little more than a nuisance for new college coeds across the country. But when Georgetown College freshman Lynsey Farrar gained 15 pounds in a single week, she knew something just wasn't right.
Ventricular assist devices (VAD) not only make the difference between life and death for heart failure patients -- they also make a difference in the quality of a patient's life, often improving overall health more than other methods of treatment. The University of Kentucky has been performing VAD procedures since 1995 and recently earned their third straight biannual Certificate of Distinction from The Joint Commission (TJC), the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.
Donna Slone, of Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates at UK HealthCare, and Teresa Schladt, a liver transplant recipient who underwent surgery at the UK Chandler Hospital, will give insight on Donate Life Month for the April edition of the #AskACat Twitter chat on Tuesday.
More than 100 UK HealthCare physicians affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014 -- more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
A Mount Sterling organ donor will be honored on this year's Donate Life float at the annual New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching gold, silver, and bronze levels of outreach for organ donation and registration.
In collaboration with the American Heart Association's "My Heart. My Life." program, the University of Kentucky Transplant Center is pleased to host a presentation by Derek Fitzgerald, a Pennsylvania transplant patient with an inspiring story to share.
In 1973, Perry County native Jim Halcomb received the gift of life in the form of a new kidney. Forty years later, he got the opportunity to publicly thank his donor family at UK HealthCare and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates' annual Gift of Life Memorial ceremony.