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National Organizations Recognize Quality Care at UK HealthCare

Published 04-23-2012 8:12 AM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  

April has been a good month for UK HealthCare, as two national organizations have confirmed the high quality care that's available here.

Our stroke program has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Gold Plus Award. It recognizes UK HealthCare's commitment to treating stroke patients based on research and proven practices, which gives patients the best chance of survival and recovery.

Stroke remains one of the leading causes of death in Kentucky. So the guidelines of the award encourage providers to use the immediate aftermath of a stroke - when patients are most receptive to medical advice - to tell patients about how they can manage their own health and avoid a second stroke.

Additionally this month, we received word that the National Association of Epilepsy Centers has again recognized the UK HealthCare Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as a Level 4 Center. It's the highest level of recognition available from the national group.

As a result, UK HealthCare will be listed among all the Level 4 centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its upcoming "Best Hospitals" report.

It's the second year that UK HealthCare has received the designation.

Of course, we have been busy this year spreading the word about the national-caliber care available at UK HealthCare. Former patients have been highlighted in some of our recent campaigns to spotlight the exceptional care we provide. In videos available on our website, Matt Coomer tells about finding new hope through our epilepsy center, and Dwane King explains how the stroke center helped him return home just two days after having a stroke.

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