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.
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 (PDF, 3.1 MB) »
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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
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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.
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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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Collecting updated physician information will help us maintain an accurate centralized database of UK HealthCare physicians and referring physicians so we may give you better service.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
UK HealthCare's Critical Care Survivors Clinic — one of just a handful in the U.S. — helps former Intensive Care Unit patients navigate the often complex matrix of post-discharge care, improving quality of life and avoiding costly readmissions.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Delzotti, CFRE, CSPG, as new president and chief executive officer. Delzotti will begin his new role in early December.
Cognitive therapies show promise for individuals who suffer from low back pain.
The Chinese Music, Dance and Arts Program will perform a blend of traditional Chinese music and dance and holiday songs during a performance at the UK Chandler Hospital on Nov. 22.
The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) and the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) joined the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders to celebrate National Rural Health Day.
Today kicks off the start of the Circle of Love, an annual gift drive to support local families in need during the holidays. UK HealthCare employees can pick up wish list cards at various locations on the medical center campus.
Mayo Clinic's Dr. Ron Petersen, who has treated country music singer Glen Campbell since his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in 2011, will be coming to UK as keynote speaker at the fifth annual Sanders-Brown Center on Aging's Markesbery Symposium on Nov. 20 and 21.
Last Saturday, UK HealthCare and KODA honored 41 organ donors who gave the gift of life at the 4th annual Gift of Life Memorial Celebration.
UK HealthCare has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in seven categories by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Analia Loria, assistant professor of pharmacology and nutritional sciences at the University of Kentucky, will be a featured presenter at the First Physiology and Gender Conference organized by the American Physiological Society this week.
Dr. Barbara Phillips, professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky, has been elected the 78th president of The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST).
Last year at UK HealthCare, about 140 families experienced the loss of an infant from stillbirth, miscarriage or neonatal death. To honor and acknowledge the lives of the infants and the loss experienced by their families, UK's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and labor and delivery unit hold an annual event to remember these loved ones.
JDr. Jonathan H. Smith has received the ABPN's Faculty Innovation in Education award to support the development of a program to train neurology residents in communication and interpersonal skills.
The University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology has been the primary Cochlear Implant Center for Central and Eastern Kentucky since 1989. Hearing loss affects 48 million people in the U.S. alone and about 4 out of 100 children have some degree of hearing loss.
More than 200 scientists, patients, chefs, foodies and others gathered at UK for the inaugural International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, sharing their knowledge and exploring opportunities to improve quality of life for people who have lost their perception of taste or smell due to cancer, brain injury, stroke or neurological disorders.
Lexus of Lexington raises funds for Kentucky Children's Hospital through the third annual raffle of a Lexus sedan on Dec. 10.
The following health column appeared in the Sunday edition of the Lexington Herald Leader.
The UK College of Nursing celebrates National Nurse Practitioners Week, Nov. 8-14.
Health Matters is a weekly radio show that focuses on health care needs in the mountain region. The show is co-produced by Morehead State Public Radio and the Northeast Area Health Education Center, a collaboration between the St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky.
The annual Stop Youth Suicide Conference brings together teens, health care workers, parents, counselors, school staff members and researchers to discuss how to reduce the occurence of youth suicide in Kentucky.
A nurse's candid opinion and surgeon's second look resulted in a miraculous outcome for a Kentucky Children's Hospital baby with irreversible gastrointestinal damage.
Geza Bruckner, professor and director of Clinical Nutrition in the UK College of Health Sciences, discusses the evolution of breast milk as a near perfect neonatal food in last Sunday's Herald Leader.
Registration for the International Society of Neurogastronomy's inaugural symposium, taking place this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, will close Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Researchers from the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences and the University of Alabama at Birmingham are partnering on a National Institute on Aging clinical study to explore how Metformin may benefit older adults.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has awarded Joe Abisambra, Ph.D., of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging a five-year, $1.6 million grant to study a group of diseases called tauopathies.
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