Building the hospital: History timeline - 50 years of excellence

Groundbreaking

1957

Groundbreaking ceremony

1917

Frank McVey inaugurated as president of UK, making a state-funded medical school a top priority

1954

UK Board of Trustees creates a College of Medicine

1956

Kentucky General Assembly approves funding request from Gov. Albert B. “Happy” Chandler; Dr. William R. Willard selected to oversee development of a medical center; Dr. Willard issues philosophy statement

1960

First students are accepted to the UK College of Medicine

First class of medical students at UK Medical Center

1957

Groundbreaking ceremony at Rose Street and Limestone Road

1960

College of Medicine accepts its first students

1962

Construction completed on hospital at Chandler Medical Center

1984

Kentucky Clinic established

1986

Lucille P. Markey Cancer Center opens

Linda and Jack Gill Building opens

1997

Gill Heart Institute established

1997

Linda and Jack Gill Heart Building/Institute established

2006

UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr., unveils plans for 1 million-square-foot hospital

2007

Ground broken for new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital; new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital parking structure opens with 1,600 parking spaces

2008

New Hospital & Shuttle opened

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2009

New Hospital Topping Out Ceremony 

2010

Overture to Healing, inaugural concert of the Teresa Garbulinska Annual Premiere Concert Series (April)

Emergency Department Open House (June)

New A.B. Chandler Emergency Department and Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center open (July)

2011

New UK Albert B. Chandler Pavilion A opens

New Pavilion Open Houses and Dedication (May)

New patient floors, including Neurosciences (floor 6) and Trauma (floor 7) open and patients move in (May)

2012

Eight additional operating rooms and a hybrid OR open  (February)

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