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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If primary care providers, dentists and dental hygienists can begin to work together, Mullins and Gonsalves contend those costs can be reduced and oral health improved.
UK HealthCare's Teen Volunteer Program gives young people the opportunity to give back to the community and learn about health care.
Three first-year medical students, who completed the AHEC summer health camps share their experience and how it influenced their decision to enter health professions.
As part of its annual symposium in Lexington later this month, the National Neurotrauma Society will host a dramatic presentation called “Theater of War," focusing on the impact of combat-related stress upon service members and their families.
Two UK College of Public Health professors received designations as fellows of a prestigious national executive leadership program designed for women in academic medicine.
The University of Kentucky and the Jockeys’ Guild have announced a three-year pilot study designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.
This Friday night, dozens of employees and athletes from UK HealthCare and across the region will swim, bike, and run 140.7 miles in the Survive the Night Triathlon, an overnight relay event to raise cancer awareness and funds for the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
UK will receive $4.6 million in funding to lead the Kentucky arm of a four-state quality improvement effort funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
UK HealthCare's Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) has received the "Get With The Guidelines -"Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award" by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for maintaining nationally recognized standards for the treatment of stroke patients.
Sisters Joanna and Mary Cho are a year apart in age, and will graduate a year apart from the UK College of Nursing.
Faculty from the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences have received a $1.2 million grant to train speech-language pathologists in the use of telepractice to deliver therapy to rural populations.
Skidmore's exhibit is currently on display in the North Gallery, located on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic.
Hospital medicine is the fastest growing specialty in the history of American medicine. At UK HealthCare, hospitalists ensure coordination of quality care for acutely ill patients at the highest level from time of admission until discharge.
Tickets and donations made during the Luau for Life at Talon Winery support the Kentucky Children's Hospital Pediatric Cancer Survivor Picnic.
This Friday, hundreds of patients, friends and family of patients, and University of Kentucky faculty and staff will gather in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center courtyard to participate in "Expressions of Courage," a creative exhibit celebrating the work of those who have been affected by cancer.
An estimated 15 percent of American couples experience infertility. University of Kentucky scientists are working to understand the ovulatory process, improve the effectiveness of fertility treatments and give hope to couples struggling to conceive.
Sandy Baker lived with severe pain; she didn't even get relief while she slept. After four months of seeing dentists and doctors and being told the pain was in her head, her longtime family doctor referred her to Dr. Jeffrey Okeson and the University of Kentucky Orofacial Pain Clinic.
UK HealthCare is urging Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites this summer and to be aware of travel warnings and evolving information regarding the Zika virus.
Carmine, ThD, is not just any therapy dog. He is one of the few unit-specific therapy dogs in the United States. His assignment is simple: get patients up and walking.
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers found that roughly 15 percent of college students who had ever used tobacco currently use more than one tobacco product.
Robert Ullery, director of outreach in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky, and president of the Kentucky Athletic Trainers' Society, has been selected to receive the National Athletic Trainers' Association's 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award.
Dr. Henrietta Bada shows students how the variant perspectives of medical practitioners and epidemiologists are equally valuable for solving problems related to child and maternal health in Kentucky.
"The opening of the UK Dentistry West Regional Clinic marks the culmination of a lot of people working toward achieving a common goal."
The Medical Center at Bowling Green announced a new affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
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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