In no other business are personal dress, cleanliness, conduct and appearance as important as they are in health care services. First impressions count not only in the way we help and treat patients and visitors but also in our appearance.
The UK HealthCare LookBook was created to reinforce the importance of standard dress and serve as a guide for managers and frontline staff.
The way you dress tells our patients and guests you are a caring professional who values the quality of care UK HealthCare has to offer. When they see you, they know they are in the right place and that you are here to help.
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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.
Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt has been named the Division Chief of Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
Through his Ironcology fundraising organization, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center oncologist and local triathlete Dr. Jonathan Feddock is partnering with the Markey Cancer Foundation to host "The Healthiest Weekend in Lexington," a two-day event June 12-13 that will focus on community engagement, cancer awareness, and promoting a healthy lifestyle while raising funds for cancer care at Markey.
Thirteen-year-old Abby Gottesman watched through the glass as the pineapple was strapped into place and made its way through the center of an enormous donut. It sounds like something from the school cafeteria, but in fact Abby was enjoying her dream day learning from neuropsychologists from UK HealthCare, thanks to a program called DreamUP!.
The free "Mind Matters" Health Fair, sponsored by UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington.
Three months before back-to-back earthquakes devastated Nepal, University of Kentucky medical student Jennifer Cotton was visiting the country to provide critical care ultrasound training to local doctors. Cotton is now fundraising and founding a nonprofit to support medical resources for Nepali doctors who are responding to the disasters.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute have been awarded a four year, $2.85 million grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to study the mechanisms by which diet and family history increase the risk of heart attacks.
Imagined muscular figures and body parts created by Cuban artist Misleidys Francisca Castillo Pedroso are on display in the East Gallery of the UK Chandler Hospital.
Though storytelling has always been a powerful force in society, only recently has its power been used to encourage healing. The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is working to recognize the powerful patient stories that result from a cancer diagnosis and use these stories to help patients through a method known as narrative medicine.
The Maserati Mingle in downtown Lexington offers a free preview of exotic automobiles that will be on display during the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance in July. Proceeds from the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The Spring Forward concert series at the UK Chandler Hospital is supported by the Kentucky Arts Council.
Frequent conversations with children in their early years are the best way to set them on the road to language learning and academic success, but the increased use of tablets, video games, and smart phones by young children can interfere with that process.
UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute has received the "Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award" for maintaining specific quality measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.
Several UK HealthCare nurses and employees were honored with 2015 Nursing Week Awards.
Eastern State Hospital, managed and operated by UK HealthCare through an agreement with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), opened its new facility in September 2013.
The Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) and UK HealthCare announced today a groundbreaking partnership aimed at providing more than 800 patient care providers access to UK HealthCare support services such as supply chain contracts, medical professional placement services, practice transformation support/training and an after-hours pediatric call triage center.
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.
A variety of health resources are available to UK HealthCare physicians and staff at UK Wellness »
The UK Health Plan Urgent Care Clinic, an onsite clinic for UK employees who participate in one of the UK health plans (HMO, PPO, EPO and RHP) opened Jan. 6, 2014, on the first floor of the University Health Service Building next to Employee Health. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Same-day appointments are available by calling 323-SICK (7425). The clinic is also open to dependents of UK Health Plan members over age 18. Visit clinic site »
All UK HealthCare workers are required to visit Employee Health during the employee's birth month. Read more >>
video series from senior leadership allows employees spread far and wide the opportunity to hear leaders explain events, decisions and actions in their own words. Questions about these topics may be submitted to
May 22, 2015
Get to Know Julie Hudson!
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May 15, 2015
Kudos to Jeremy Burnette!
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Designed to keep UK clinicians informed of strategic initiatives and help them get to know one another better, the April 2014 issue of OnCall includes ICD-10 implementation, physician communication, NCI designation for the Markey Cancer Center, gynecologic oncology services, translational science, CT surgery capabilities and more.
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