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.
View Standard Dress Look Book (PDF, 3.1 MB) »
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.
In a commentary published in the July 22 issue of Science, Nathan Vanderford, assistant director for research at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, describes his path to landing a nontraditional faculty position at UK. Science is one of the world’s most prestigious research journals.
Using eye-catching props and easy-to-understand facts, Markey Community Outreach Director Melissa Hounshell travels the state to educate Kentucky's children on cancer, encouraging them to take an interest in their parents' health as well as their own.
Beginning in September, the UK College of Dentistry will offer a six-month Dental Assistant Program to help interested individuals gain valuable experience and training for this vital role on the dental team.
In 2014, the University of Kentucky Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry received funding from the state to develop a model clinic for adolescent substance use treatment, Adolescent Health and Recovery Treatment and Training (AHARTT). Part of the spectrum of treatment provided through this clinic includes Youth Peer Support Specialists.
The Perinatal Assistance and Treatment Home (PATHways), an interdisciplinary opioid maintenance program at UK HealthCare, helps women break free of addiction during a transformative time in their lives — pregnancy.
Sometimes tears are not a bad thing. When our eyes don't produce enough tears, it leads to a condition called dry eye syndrome. Dr. Seema Capoor, associate professor in the UK Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, discusses possible causes and how to treat it.
When he became director in 2014 Williams had a clear vision for the center: applying research to optimize care.
Ann Hanley was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at 49. But instead of letting fear get her down, she's focusing her energy on raising money to fund Parkinson's research at UK.
A tiny electronic device implanted behind the ear and just under the skin will allow a nearly deaf person to hear speech and interpret sounds. Cochlear implantation is becoming increasingly common as a treatment for hearing impaired individuals in urban areas but utilization of cochlear implants lags far behind in Appalachian areas.
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Dr. Rachel Miller is one of 13 recipients of this year's National Cancer Institute Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.
Dr. John Ragsdale, an assistant professor in the UK Department of Medicine, has studied the effectiveness of training programs to teach doctors how to interpret emotions and expressions in their patients.
The Keeneland Concours d'Elegance returns to the grounds of Keeneland Racecourse this weekend with a display of exotic, rare and romanticized cars and other motor vehicles. Proceeds from the event benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital.
An innovative model of care for patients with chronic pain at the UK HealthCare Polk-Dalton Clinic has improved quality, adhered to prescription drug monitoring regulations, and satisfied both patients and their primary care providers.
Anticoagulation therapy can save lives for patients who have blood clots or are at high risk for them. Here are some anticoagulation basics to help you navigate the options.
Haircuts at Hair Nation Salon and Spa in Lexington on July 10 will raise funds to provide hair replacements for patients at the Kentucky Children's Hospital DanceBlue Hematology Oncology Clinic.
This overuse and resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem throughout the world and in the U.S.
UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute and The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati have partnered to test a new treatment for adults with congenital heart disease.
A renowned researcher who specializes in the development of drugs to combat pediatric diseases has been named the dean of the University of Kentucky’s highly ranked College of Pharmacy, Provost Tim Tracy announced today.
A collaboration between the University of Kentucky Orofacial Pain Clinic, the College of Health Sciences and the Department of Psychology began more than 25 years ago when a professor of psychology and joint professor of dentistry and behavioral science, approached the chief of the Division of Orofacial pain, about collaborating on research to assist orofacial pain patients whose outcomes were worse due to issues with anxiety and depression.
On Wednesday, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center hosted an official Cancer Moonshot Summit in conjunction with the national Moonshot Summit held in Washington, D.C.
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees last week approved a plan to fit up the 12th floor in the Albert B. Chandler Hospital's Pavilion A.
A study published in the most recent edition of JAMA by Dr. Peter Morris determined that a protocol providing physical therapy to ICU patients with acute respiratory failure did not shorten hospital length of stay. The study, which is the largest to-date on this topic, reversed findings from earlier pilot studies.
Retired UK pediatrician Charlton Mabry was the first to describe a rare and unspecified metabolic syndrome in 1970. His original work carries significance today as researchers continue to work toward a therapeutic for the disease known as Mabry syndrome.
When two different health problems caused two different organs to fail, Louisville resident Conrad Webster sought help at UK HealthCare after being turned away from three other transplant centers.
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.
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
May 25, 2016
UK HealthCare wears red for women’s heart health
Last week, our Pavilion A atrium took on a red tint in preparation for an event supporting the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” day. Dozens of supporters showed up in red to promote awareness of women’s heart health. The event included education on women’s heart health, fruity treats, free chair massages and aromatherapy […]
The post UK HealthCare wears red for women’s heart health appeared first on Clinical Ops.
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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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