Gill Heart Institute Facilities
The ever-growing and evolving threat of heart disease has led medical professionals to seek new methods of treatments and cures, along with research, identification and prevention. Enter the new Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute building at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Founded on a generous $5 million donation by the Gill Foundation, the five-story building houses the following:
- Outpatient and non-invasive cardiac procedure clinics
- Cardiac catheterization suites for inpatient and outpatient treatment
- Electrophysiology laboratory
- Administrative and faculty offices
Expansion toward modernization
Physical and technological expansion achievements are widening the embrace for heart patients. Since July 2003, more than 8,000 patients have been seen in the cardiology clinic section of the new Gill Building. This expanded area is now one of the largest in the region, totaling 16 exam rooms - almost twice as many as the previous area at the Kentucky Clinic. Now, patients can get an EKG performed in the patient exam room instead of moving to another room. As a special touch, the new clinic has consult rooms to accommodate patient/family meetings.