UK HealthCare Emergency Department Open Houses

Published 07-02-2010 8:38 AM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  


One of three trauma rooms equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring and life support systems.  

Welcome to the new UK Chandler Emergency Department!! Over the past several weeks,  I have been on several tours of the new UK Chandler Hospital, including the emergency department,  and I have one word to say - amazing! I am so proud to be a part of this project that will impact the state and even surrounding states for years to come. There have been open houses for employees of the Medical Center, the University Campus and providers across the state. During the medical center employee open house approximately 2,000 people went on the tour and the first person showed up at 5:45 AM even though the tour didn't get started until 6:00AM!

Even though I was unable to attend the open houses for the ED,  I heard outstanding positive feedback. The teams that organized the open houses truly need to be commended. Team work, flexibility and coordination was very evident.  A team of 70 volunteers offered their time to be greeters, experts, tour guides, etc. These events were very successful. I would like to specifically thank Jan Taylor, Geoff Blair, Penne Allison, Patti Howard and Dr. Roger Humphries. Because of their extraordinary planning efforts and expertise, our employees now feel included, more knowledgeable about the facility and most importantly they are excited and proud.  

I hope everyone enjoyed walking through the Emergency Department.  These tours make it apparent that we are indeed becoming a regional medical center.  We are becoming one of  the  national healthcare leaders with our emphasis on advanced sub-specialty care and expert providers. In addition,  we have some of the most advanced technology. See the pictures below of the employee open house. Even Stitches, the Kentucky Children's Hospital mascot, came out to see the space and welcome employees!

Visit our website for fact sheets on the UK Albert B. Chandler Emergency Department if you would like to learn more. This includes information on the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center, Adult Emergency Center, Level I Trauma Center and Express Care.

And believe it or not, the doors open to the public at 5am, July 14, 2010! 


The interactive wall located in the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center. 


A high-acuity "crisis" room for pediatrics. 


Tarra Crane, Physician Liaison and Stitches, KCH mascot 


A group of employees on the tour. 

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