In no other business are personal dress, cleanliness, conduct and appearance as important as they are in health care services. First impressions count not only in the way we help and treat patients and visitors but also in our appearance.
The UK HealthCare LookBook was created to reinforce the importance of standard dress and serve as a guide for managers and frontline staff.
The way you dress tells our patients and guests you are a caring professional who values the quality of care UK HealthCare has to offer. When they see you, they know they are in the right place and that you are here to help.
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To improve communications among all levels of the organization, email addresses have been set up for employees to submit issues, concerns or ask questions of senior leadership. While not anonymous, these submissions will be treated confidentially.
Dr. Shaun Mohan, a UK HealthCare pediatric cardiologist, and Dr. Tim Knilans, director of cardiac electrophysiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, discuss syncope, a fainting episode in children after athletic activity in Sunday's Herald Leader Health Column.
R. Kiplin Guy previously served as chairman of the Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and UK College of Pharmacy welcome clinical pharmacologist Dr. Jill Kolesar to their respective teams. Kolesar has extensive experience in oncology pharmacogenomics and the implementation of clinical trials, and she will serve several roles at UK with a focus on enhancing the UK Markey Cancer Center's precision medicine initiatives.
Researchers and clinicians from the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the University of Louisville Brown Cancer Center and collaborating cancer programs from across the Commonwealth attended this year’s Kentucky Lung Cancer Symposium at UK’s William T. Young Library on Oct. 15.
Cincinnati Children’s and UK HealthCare have named James Quintessenza, MD, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Kentucky Children’s Hospital effective Dec. 1, 2016. His primary appointment will be at Cincinnati Children’s, but he will be based in Lexington.
A recent study led by University of Kentucky researchers illuminates a new way that tobacco smoke may promote the development of lung cancer: inhibiting a DNA repair process called nucleotide excision repair (NER).
The UK Hearing Program, under the direction of Dr. Matt Bush, in partnership with the Lexington Speech and Hearing Center and Songs for Sound hEAR the Music Tour, will come to Lexington on Nov. 6 to promote education, research and outreach of UK's Cochlear Implant Program.
The UK College of Health Sciences celebrated its 50th anniversary with honors for people who have made a difference in the college's growth in both size and reputation.
Triple-negative breast cancer can be difficult to treat, but a new clinical trial currently in development at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center could potentially change the standard of care for this deadly disease.
Since stumbling across a ghostly image of two reflected figures in 2013, Oglander has collected over 3,000 images of mirrors that he regularly posts on Tumblr and Instagram.
Two UK College of Nursing researchers received a $2.6 million grant to conduct an intervention promoting self-care and cardiovascular disease risk reduction measures in high-risk rural caregivers.
All proceeds from the Strut Your Smile fundraiser are used to provide medical care for victims of domestic violence.
Dr. Kelly Dingrando from the UK College of Dentistry discusses the importance of developing healthy dental hygeine habits early in life to ensure good oral health and good overall health. She provides helpful hints on how to get started in Sunday's Herald Leader.
Register now for the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, which will be held at the University of Kentucky on December 10, 2016 to explore the concept of brain and behavior in the context of food.
Alex Wade founded the Medical Technologies Innovation Team to provide a non-traditional approach to learning for at-risk students.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine chapter for the Student National Medical Association will how their regions annual conference and you're invited.
Dr. Doug Lowy, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), joined Rogers, leaders and researchers at the University of Kentucky, the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, Appalachian Regional Healthcare and medical leaders from across southern and Eastern Kentucky.
Established in 2010 by a group of UK Dentistry alumni, the scholarship is open to all qualified College of Dentistry students and awarded in accordance with UK's interest in diversity.
Third year medical student Perry Hooper won four awards at the UK College of Medicine annual Academic and Convocation Awards Day.
Col. Marla De Jong, a member of the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame with acclaim in civilian, military and academic nursing, will deliver the first CON Leadership Lecture of 2016-2017.
Geza Bruckner, professor of Clinical Nutrition at the UK College of Health Sciences, discusses how to stay aware and present of what we eat and how we eat versus mindless eating in last Sunday's Herald Leader.
A paper recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Donna Wilcock, PhD, of the Univeristy of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, reports a certain form of immunotherapy targeted to Alzheimer's patients may be ineffective when that patient also has VCID.
In an effort to ensure everyone has the best tools to keep their smiles healthy, UK Dentistry is giving away dental hygiene goodies every Tuesday in October.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Stefan Stamm has identified a previously-unknown function of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs): regulating a fundamental cellular process called alternative splicing. His findings point to new ways to treat obesity and cancer.
This Thursday, former University of Kentucky faculty members and successful entrepreneurs Elaine and Myron “Mike” Jacobson will return to campus to share their story of success during a special one-time seminar and reception for UK faculty, staff and students.
A variety of health resources are available to UK HealthCare physicians and staff at
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The UK Health Plan Urgent Care Clinic, an onsite clinic for UK employees who participate in one of the UK health plans (HMO, PPO, EPO and RHP) opened Jan. 6, 2014, on the first floor of the University Health Service Building next to Employee Health. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Same-day appointments are available by calling 323-SICK (7425). The clinic is also open to dependents of UK Health Plan members over age 18. Visit clinic site »
All UK HealthCare workers are required to visit Employee Health during the employee's birth month. Read more »
video series from senior leadership allows employees spread far and wide the opportunity to hear leaders explain events, decisions and actions in their own words. Questions about these topics may be submitted to
July 7, 2016
Alton Boyd is recognized for his outstanding service
“I want everyone to know who I am; not necessarily my name, but my face,” Alton Boyd said when asked about his job with UK HealthCare’s Shuttle Service. This is not a problem for the friendly, 85-year-old man from Avery, Texas. Alton moved to Kentucky from Ruidoso, New Mexico in 1991, served two years in […]
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