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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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Dr. Frank Gillam, professor of Neurology at the Kentucky Neurosciences Institute discusses epilepsy, a disease of unpredictable seizures, in Sunday's Herald Leader Your Health column.
It’s opening day for the 2016 high school football season. Family, friends, teachers and fans will watch as young athletes who’ve spent their summer training and practicing begin their quest for district and state titles. As the team files out of the locker room and onto the field you’ll see players, coaches, team physicians and, because of a partnership between UK Sports Medicine and Fayette County Public Schools, athletic trainers.
In the late 1990s, University of Kentucky Professor Douglas Andres found that mutations in a protein known as RIT1 could initiate cancer development in laboratory models. But it took 15 years for technology to catch up with his findings, allowing researchers to find these same mutations in human tumors.
Dr. Amy Meadows discusses the importance of throwing out expired medications from your medicine cabinet and why in Sunday's Herald Leader, Aug. 14, 2016.
It's unusual when three out of four members of a family have diabetes, but the Middleton family has learned to adjust and fit diabetes into their lives by controlling the disease with the help and care of UK's Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt was honored at the American Cancer Society (ACS) Belles & Beaus Ball.
Dr. Darren Johnson, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, is currently serving as the president of Southern Orthopaedic Association.
The externship provides graduate level training in biological sciences, oral medicine, clinical and pathologic correlations.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging found that magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), a noninvasive imaging technique, might help distinguish between people with Down syndrome who have dementia and those who do not
After serving as a physician for Team USA at the 1992 Olympics, Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland joined the University of Kentucky as the first female to serve as team physician for a Division I football team.
Studies show health care and emergency responders suffer from job-related psychological and emotional distress. Dean Janie Heath and Assistant Professor Jan Findlay at the UK College of Nursing discuss the importance of a support system in Sunday's Herald-Leader.
The Pet Therapy Program run through the Volunteer Office at UK HealthCare gives volunteers the chance to let man’s best friend brighten the days of people who need it most. Developed in the past few years, the program has volunteers and pets that visit patients in the Markey Cancer Center and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is No. 1 in Kentucky in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings.
The UK HealthCare ALS Clinic is hosting a free pre-premiere screening of a documentary about former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS. "Gleason" will be at the Kentucky Theater on Main Street at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11.
Dr. Cale Jacobs in the UK Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, discusses common knee injuries in young athletes and how they can be treated in this past Sunday's Herald Leader.
The white coat ceremony celebrates the hard work and dedication of incoming medical students as they beging their journey to become doctors.
In May 2016, the Music Therapy Program at UK HealthCare welcomed Katie Goforth as the music therapist dedicated to patients in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Terry Lennie, a College of Nursing professor who studies interventions to treat and prevent heart disease, was inducted to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame on July 23.
UK College of Health Sciences Professor Karen Skaff was recently named the Alfred C. Fones Award recipient by the American Dental Hygenists Association.
The 11th Annual Miracle Treat Day gives Central Kentuckians another great reason to beat the heat with a DQ Blizzard on July 28.
In a study of 48 adults with a diagnosis of early dementia or mild cognitive impairment, almost half reported positive changes in life outlook and quality of life, countering the assumption that this diagnosis would have a uniformly negative impact.
Dr. Andrew James, urologic oncologist at the UK Markey Cancer Center discusses bladder cancer's risk factors, screening, and treatment in Sunday's Herald Leader.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has received nearly $200,000 in funding for a new two-year training program designed to prepare UK undergraduate students from Appalachian Kentucky to pursue cancer-focused careers. Administrators of the program are now recruiting applicants.
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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