Every year, 900 preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease occur in Kentucky’s 5th congressional district alone, according to one health statistic cited recently by University of Kentucky president Eli Capilouto at the unveiling of UK HealthCare’s new Cardiovascular Inpatient Unit, a 64-bed hub on the eighth floor of Pavilion A at the Chandler Hospital. UK calls the unit one of the largest of its type in the country with 32 intensive care beds and 32 progressive care beds. “It’s a powerful day for the University of Kentucky, but more so for the commonwealth,” Capilouto told the crowd.
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Innovative research conducted by UK College of Design faculty Lindsey Fay and Allison Carll-White and their students is getting to the heart of health care design. The researchers in partnership with UK HealthCare recently completed a pre- and post-occupancy evaluation for the new eighth floor cardiovascular unit.
Clinical trials participant Tom Wall turned to the Gill Heart Institute to get his high blood pressure in check.