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 »
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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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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 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.
Two researchers from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have received a multi-million dollar grant renewal to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and brain aging with the help of people with Down syndrome (DS).
Ethical complexities of nursing profession highlighted during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2015.
The next time you add Splenda (sucralose), Sweet and Low (saccharin) or Equal (aspartame) to your tea or coffee, beware -- these articial sweeteners aren't truly calorie-free.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted their fourth annual "Meet the Researchers Day" last Thursday. Meet the Researchers Day is a field trip given as a prize to two schools in the region who successfully raise more than $1,000 for the LLS's Pennies for Patients campaign.
Dr. John Fowlkes took the helm as new director of the University of Kentucky's Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center earlier this year with a vision to build upon the center's past work and develop a robust and comprehensive adult and pediatric center providing research, education and patient care for the thousands of Kentuckians diagnosed with diabetes.
The University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) will focus on proper nutrition for healthy brain aging at its "Mind Matters" health fair on May 18.
Put on your walking shoes and join the Gill Heart Institute' cardiologist Dr. Alison Bailey for the 2015 Walk with a Doc season.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Jin Shin Jyutsu Integrative Medicine program recently received a grant of more than $10,500 from the Lexington affiliate of Susan G. Komen to produce 10 Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help videos for patients and families.
Dr. Mark Evers, director of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Surgery, has been elected the new Treasurer for the American Surgical Association. Evers will serve as Treasurer through 2020.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center recently launched a new iPhone app featuring a searchable database of the open clinical trials at Markey. The app gives Markey patients and their treatment teams an easier way of identifying the clinical trials currently offered that might be beneficial for the patient’s treatment plans.
With the spring sports season in full swing, parents of young athletes are busy coordinating carpool schedules to practice, purchasing proper sports equipment and soothing muscle soreness caused by competitive play, but often they overlook two important factors influencing sports performance — nutrition and hydration.
As a University of Kentucky Transplant Center patient navigator, Elaine Milem helps patients through the difficult process of preparing for and undergoing kidney transplants. The unique part? Milem, a two-time kidney recipient herself, understands exactly what her patients are going through.
Gov. Steve Beshear accepted the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Smoke-free Hero Award at the kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy's annual conference on Thursday, April 23.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have been attempting to understand the cascade of events following mild head injury that may lead to an increased risk for developing a progressive degenerative brain disease, and their new study, which was published in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows initial promise for a treatment that might interrupt the process that links the two conditions.
Undergraduate students from Morehead State University interested in pursuing dental education at UK, recently visited the simulation lab at the UK College of Dentistry for a glimpse into the world of a practicing dentist.
Marion Cox was experiencing the expected decline in the potency of his medications for Parkinson's disease when his doctor offered him a spot in a clinical trial for a new drug delivery system. Now he has returned to farming his 800 acres -- including operating heavy equipment -- with a small pump in a pouch under his shirt that delivers precision doses of levidopa to control his PD symptoms with minimal side effects.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of UK HealthCare at Turfland, a new outpatient center on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington on the site of the former Turfland Mall.
UK HealthCare's Cosmetic Surgery Associates will be holding an open house 4-8 p.m. this Tuesday, April 21 at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Office Building, Suite 303.
Dr. Hatim Omar, chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at UK, is a central figure in a KET Health documentary about teen health debuting at 9 p.m. on April 20.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced today that St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky., has joined the Markey Cancer Center Research Network, a newly launched initiative conducting high priority cancer research through a network of collaborative centers with expertise in the delivery of cancer care and conduct of research studies.
UK freshman Joy Andrade had all but given up hope after numerous doctor appointments and surgeries at another hospital to correct jaw and mouth deformities until she was referred to some very special doctors at the UK College of Dentistry.
Dr. Susan Pollack, a Kentucky Children's Hospital pediatrician and researcher in the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, was recognized as a 2015 Public Health Hero by the Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health.
The environment of the womb, which is determined by a mother's health, lifestyle and surroundings, can alter the development of a fetus with permanent and lifelong implications.
A health column by Geza Bruckner, professor of Clinical Nutrition at the UK College of Health Sciences, appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Sunday, April 5, discusses the amount of sugar a typical American consumes each day and how it affects overall health.
Coach, athlete and inspirational speaker, UK Women's Basketball Coach Matthew Mitchell will headline the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Dinner on April 23 celebrating healthy aging.
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