Quality awards 2009
U.S. News and World Report ranks UK Chandler Hospital among nation's best hospitals 2009-10
The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is ranked among the nation's top hospitals for 2009-10 by U.S. News and World Report. UK Chandler Hospital's ear, nose and throat (33) and gynecology (40) programs are recognized in the study of almost 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UK is one of only 174 hospitals to receive specialty rankings after evaluation.
"The elite hospitals evaluated in U.S. News and World Report's rankings are judged on how well they handle difficult cases in varying specialties," said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK executive vice president for health affairs. "These hospitals are well-known for their ability to excel when a patient needs advanced clinical care and technologies. When complex care is needed, you want the best, and Kentuckians can be confident that they can find nationally recognized, quality care here within the state. Our improvements in this year's rankings confirm our dedication and commitment as a leader in health care for our Commonwealth, and encourage all faculty, staff and students as UK strives to reach Top 20 status among the nation's universities."
This year's rankings surpassed last year's scores, with ear, nose and throat moving up 11 spots and gynecology increasing by two. See the 2009-2010 U.S. News and World Report rankings list here »
2009 Best Doctors in America
UK HealthCare Boasts 123 'Best Doctors in America.' This year’s list of the “Best Doctors in America” includes 123 UK HealthCare physicians. UK HealthCare’s list of Best Doctors has grown from 64 physicians listed in 2005.
“Successful recruitment of stellar medical staff provides the underpinning to our philosophy that no matter what type of health care problems you have, you don’t have to leave Kentucky to get the care you need,” said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK’s executive vice president for health affairs.
Improvements in the quality and range of the clinical faculty are the result of a deliberate effort on the part of UK HealthCare. Part of being a “Top 20” academic medical center is having the depth and breadth of clinical expertise to provide the most advanced, complex medical care. Learn more and see the complete list of physicians »
Joint Commission LVAD Advanced Certification, UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Kentucky Children's Hospital Trauma Center Verified
Kentucky Children's Hospital has been verified as a Pediatric Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
This designation recognizes the hospital's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. To be verified, trauma centers must meet criteria outlined by the committee to ensure trauma care and institutional performance.
The three-year approval given to Kentucky Children's Hospital is the highest level available. This signifies that the children's hospital and UK Chandler Hospital are leaders in pediatric trauma care for Central and Eastern Kentucky, says Dr. Joseph A. Iocono, director of the pediatric trauma program at the children's hospital and assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about this designation »
UK receives American Stroke Association Award
The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With the GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the UK HealthCare stroke program's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Learn more about this award »