Our goal with this section of our website is to provide both measures for which external agencies hold us accountable as well as measures that show how we are performing in key components of quality: patient survival, quality of care, patient safety, efficient care and patient centeredness.
We are presenting this information as accurately as possible: We are not creating any new measures or changing the scale, format or target to make ourselves look better or worse. And we’ll be clear about what’s good and what isn’t.
Why make this information public? Because we believe that our patients have the right to understand the quality of care we provide, what we are doing well and where we need to do better. We may not always look good, but it is our belief that honesty, and an honest effort to improve when and where we need to, makes for better care.
UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we will provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We will strengthen local health care and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. We will support the organization’s education and research needs by offering cutting edge services on par with the nation’s best providers.
The vision of UK HealthCare is to achieve national recognition as a Top 20 public academic health center, providing optimal multidisciplinary health care and developing advanced medical therapeutics for the people of Kentucky and surrounding regions.
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Researchers and clinicians from the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the University of Louisville Brown Cancer Center and collaborating cancer programs from across the Commonwealth attended this year’s Kentucky Lung Cancer Symposium at UK’s William T. Young Library on Oct. 15.
Cincinnati Children’s and UK HealthCare have named James Quintessenza, MD, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Kentucky Children’s Hospital effective Dec. 1, 2016. His primary appointment will be at Cincinnati Children’s, but he will be based in Lexington.
A recent study led by University of Kentucky researchers illuminates a new way that tobacco smoke may promote the development of lung cancer: inhibiting a DNA repair process called nucleotide excision repair (NER).
The UK Hearing Program, under the direction of Dr. Matt Bush, in partnership with the Lexington Speech and Hearing Center and Songs for Sound hEAR the Music Tour, will come to Lexington on Nov. 6 to promote education, research and outreach of UK's Cochlear Implant Program.
The UK College of Health Sciences celebrated its 50th anniversary with honors for people who have made a difference in the college's growth in both size and reputation.
Triple-negative breast cancer can be difficult to treat, but a new clinical trial currently in development at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center could potentially change the standard of care for this deadly disease.
Since stumbling across a ghostly image of two reflected figures in 2013, Oglander has collected over 3,000 images of mirrors that he regularly posts on Tumblr and Instagram.
Two UK College of Nursing researchers received a $2.6 million grant to conduct an intervention promoting self-care and cardiovascular disease risk reduction measures in high-risk rural caregivers.
All proceeds from the Strut Your Smile fundraiser are used to provide medical care for victims of domestic violence.
Dr. Kelly Dingrando from the UK College of Dentistry discusses the importance of developing healthy dental hygeine habits early in life to ensure good oral health and good overall health. She provides helpful hints on how to get started in Sunday's Herald Leader.
Register now for the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, which will be held at the University of Kentucky on December 10, 2016 to explore the concept of brain and behavior in the context of food.
Alex Wade founded the Medical Technologies Innovation Team to provide a non-traditional approach to learning for at-risk students.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine chapter for the Student National Medical Association will how their regions annual conference and you're invited.
Dr. Doug Lowy, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), joined Rogers, leaders and researchers at the University of Kentucky, the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, Appalachian Regional Healthcare and medical leaders from across southern and Eastern Kentucky.
Established in 2010 by a group of UK Dentistry alumni, the scholarship is open to all qualified College of Dentistry students and awarded in accordance with UK's interest in diversity.
Third year medical student Perry Hooper won four awards at the UK College of Medicine annual Academic and Convocation Awards Day.
Col. Marla De Jong, a member of the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame with acclaim in civilian, military and academic nursing, will deliver the first CON Leadership Lecture of 2016-2017.
Geza Bruckner, professor of Clinical Nutrition at the UK College of Health Sciences, discusses how to stay aware and present of what we eat and how we eat versus mindless eating in last Sunday's Herald Leader.
A paper recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Donna Wilcock, PhD, of the Univeristy of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, reports a certain form of immunotherapy targeted to Alzheimer's patients may be ineffective when that patient also has VCID.
In an effort to ensure everyone has the best tools to keep their smiles healthy, UK Dentistry is giving away dental hygiene goodies every Tuesday in October.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Stefan Stamm has identified a previously-unknown function of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs): regulating a fundamental cellular process called alternative splicing. His findings point to new ways to treat obesity and cancer.
This Thursday, former University of Kentucky faculty members and successful entrepreneurs Elaine and Myron “Mike” Jacobson will return to campus to share their story of success during a special one-time seminar and reception for UK faculty, staff and students.
Families who experienced the loss of an infant at UK HealthCare in the past year will reflect on the child's life and join in a tree planting at the UK Arboretum Oct. 2.
A conference held at the UK Chandler Hospital this weekend will spotlight the medical provider's role in reigning in opioid misuse and abuse in Kentucky.
KNI's inaugural Clinical-Translational Neuroscience Research Symposium featured nearly 100 poster and oral presentations focused on the latest scientific advances in a wide variety of topics related to the neurosciences being conducted by UK research groups.
Please note that the numbers shown do not take into account that different hospitals treat different sorts of patients. A community hospital such as UK Good Samaritan, for instance, tends to treat patients who are less sick, while academic medical centers such as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital treat the most severely ill and injured patients. For this reason, these numbers should not be used to compare one hospital to another.
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