Recognitions and awards


UK HealthCare has grown dramatically over the past decade to meet the health needs of the Commonwealth. We offer many clinical and support services, and have been recognized numerous times for our top-quality medical care. Below is a list of UK HealthCare’s recognitions.

U.S. News names UK HealthCare state's best

US News Badge

UK HealthCare’s Albert B. Chandler Hospital has been named No. 1 in Kentucky in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings released Aug. 2, 2016. It also is the only hospital in the state rated as High Performing in cancer.

In addition to being named the top hospital in Kentucky, UK HealthCare is ranked 45 nationally in Geriatrics. In addition to cancer, we are considered High Performing in five other specialty areas: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology.

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Lifeline® Receiving Center Recognition Award

The Gill Heart Institute has been recognized by the American Heart Association for their high quality treatment of STEMI patients with a 2016 Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center BRONZE Recognition Award.

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Quality achievement award

stroke award 2016

UK HealthCare’s Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) has received the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for maintaining nationally recognized standards for the treatment of stroke patients. Learn more about the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award »


UK HealthCare earns prestigious Magnet status for nursing excellence

UK HealthCare has achieved Magnet status – the highest institutional honor for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. Out of nearly 6,000 health care organizations in the United States, less than 7 percent have achieved Magnet designation.

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