About UK HealthCare
Established in 1957, UK HealthCare consists of the medical, nursing, health sciences, public health, dental and pharmacy patient care activities of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and in several off-site locations.
The physicians, residents, staff and students take pride in achieving excellence in patient care, education, research and community service.
UK HealthCare draws upon the clinical expertise of the faculty in all six colleges—Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health — to advance patient 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.
View the UK HealthCare Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (6 MB PDF)
Advancing to meet the health care needs of Kentucky and beyond
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.
Read UK HealthCare Annual Reports
The most skilled health care workers
UK HealthCare facilities include UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, UK HealthCare East, Kentucky Clinic, Polk-Dalton Clinic, Kentucky Clinic South, 80 specialized clinics, 143 outreach programs, and a team of 6,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and health care workers all dedicated to patient health.
As part of an academic medical center, these teams work together with the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health to ensure Kentuckians receive the highest quality health care as well as the latest health care information. The unique capabilities of this multispecialty group practice enable care providers of UK HealthCare to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for patient care. Such teams are useful for managing complex medical and surgical cases.
UK HealthCare encompasses all of the patient care and clinical facilities, programs and activities of the University of Kentucky (including the medical campus and off-site locations).
UK Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Public Health and Pharmacy are considered part of the medical campus.
Facilities / Locations
Visit the facilities area for more information about UK Chandler Hospital and all the other facilities and locations.
UK HealthCare offers:
- More than 80 specialty programs and services
- More than 140 outreach clinics and programs throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.
- Radiation treatment facilities in Georgetown, Maysville and Morehead.
- Highly acclaimed centers, including the Center for Advanced Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and Transplant Center.
Defining the Role of University of Kentucky's UK HealthCare in Its Medical Market
— How Strategic Planning Creates the Intersection of Good Public Policy and Good Business
Practices. Read the Association of American Medical Colleges article on Defining UK HealthCare's Role in its Marketplace (PDF, 757 Kb)
For a referral to a physician associated with UK HealthCare, please call toll free 1-800-333-8874.