UK HealthCare has an excellent team of health care professionals, all working to provide the highest quality of care for patients. In 2013 we received the Rising Star Award from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers.
The award recognizes exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness and equity of care. Read more about UK HealthCare's commitment to patient care from Michael Karpf, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals.
Read more about the Sunshine Act in the April 2014 issue of OnCall »
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The blog hosted by Ann Smith, chief administrative officer for UK HealthCare Hospitals, provides information on activities and events throughout UK HealthCare's clinical operations. Read Clinical Ops @ UK HealthCare »
The blog UKudos @ UK HealthCare is a place for recognition and “kudos” for UK HealthCare staff. Employees who provide exemplary care will receive a “shout out” to show appreciation of their service and provide inspiration for others. Read UKudos @ UK HealthCare »
OnCall: The Resource for UK HealthCare Clinicians. This publication is designed to keep UK clinicians and affiliates informed of strategic initiatives and help them get to know one another better.
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Vital Signs is a printed publication that provides members of the UK HealthCare team with timely, in-house news. It showcases UK HealthCare's mission and strategies, highlights its services and programs, recognizes team member accomplishments, and equips employees with the information needed to deliver outstanding service to our customers.
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The Physician Liaison Program coordinates photo shoots several times throughout the year for new UK HealthCare physicians and dentists.
These photos are used for the UK HealthCare website, the physician referral directory and other marketing initiatives. For additional information about this service, contact Nikki Sadler at 859-323-4845 or email@example.com.
The best way for physicians to communicate with senior leadership is to via the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernard Boulanger, but the following are some alternative methods:
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.
• Chandler-KCH@email.uky.edu is monitored by Ann Smith, chief administrative officer for UK HealthCare hospitals, and Gloria Tyler, her administrative support associate. Email received at this address will be sanitized and sent to the appropriate individuals for follow-up and response.
• UKHCSLT@uky.edu is monitored by senior leadership. Mail sent to this address will be shared with senior leaders and will result in follow-up and response. All submissions will be treated confidentially and can address enterprisewide, departmental or individual concerns.
A grand rounds session hosted at the UK Chandler Hospital will bring together 150 obstetricians, dentists and faculty in the College of Dentistry to the most current standards of care for prenatal patients.
Following is a blog post from Janie Heath, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, University of Kentucky College of Nursing.
Kentucky faces some of the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the nation, but Methodist Hospital in Western Kentucky is stepping up the fight against cancer. The Methodist Hospital organization in Henderson, Ky., announced a new affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
A group of researchers led by Sidney "Wally" Whiteheart, PhD, at the University of Kentucky, has published findings from an important study exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5 plays in the development of cardiovascular disease.
To celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, cancer survivors and UK faculty and staff partook in a special tailgating event called "tealgating" eariler this month.
A master of contemporary and classical piano, Israeli-born musician Inon Barnatan will perform a free recital at the UK Chandler Hospital on Sept. 21.
Dr. Edward M. Wolin, a nationally known expert in treating neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumors, has joined the team at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
This month's #AskACat Twitter chat will answer questions related to participation in various forms of health research beginning 2 p.m. Sept. 16 on UK's Twitter account, @universityofky.
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers has identified a novel molecule named Arylquin 1 as a potent inducer of Par-4 secretion from normal cells. Par-4 is a protein that acts as a tumor suppressor, killing cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed.
This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and UK HealthCare experts are working in Kentucky communities to ensure child safety on the road.
For the first time in Kentucky history, two UK HealthCare nurse practitioners won the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence.
Mike Graham was scuba diving one day when suddenly he could not catch his breath. Pulmonary rehabilitation has allowed him to return to many of the activities he enjoyed before he was diagnosed with COPD
Four viewings of sessions from the TEDMED Conference, which features short, thought-provoking talks from health care industry leaders, will be held Sept. 10-12 at the UK Chandler Hospital. Sessions are open to health care profession students and interested faculty.
University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Kentucky Children's Hospital have received their second straight Excellence in Life Support designation from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) for neonatal, pediatric and adult patients.
The University of Kentucky has been awarded research grants totaling $1.26 million by the American Heart Association.
Many of us personally know someone who has died by or attempted suicide -- a recent survey showed almost half of Kentuckians knew someone who had died by suicide -- but we don't really talk about it because suicide is scary, confusing, and stigmatized. If you're grieving after a loved one died by suicide or attempted suicide, you don't have to suffer alone. Talking about your loss and your emotions can help you process what you're experiencing and can also help prevent future deaths by reducing stigma and offering hope and healing to the countless others who are affected by suicide.
In College of Nursing Dean Janie Heath's blog, she honors the college's founding dean, Marcia A. Dake.
A team of investigators has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a "bad guy" in the development of heart disease and other conditions.
Hardin Memorial Health celebrated a new affiliation between its Cancer Care Center and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
The University of Kentucky Center on Children and Trauma will host 20 training sessions for professionals across the state who are in contact with children victimized by trauma or maltreatment.
Voice loss or damage is a frustrating side effect of throat cancer treatment, but options to restore voice function are available.
The University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute, Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH), and ARH Cardiology Associates have partnered to offer Clay County and surrounding areas access to advanced cardiology services.
Robert Tharsing's "Room with a View" exhibit on display at the UK Chandler Hospital portrays quieter, but familiar, downtown Lexington during the 1990s.
It can be difficult to know if your child’s problematic behavior falls within the “normal” spectrum or if there’s a more severe problem that needs professional attention.
Annual free community health fair will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 at the University of Kentucky.
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