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.
Cirrhosis is the scarring of the liver and is a result of various disorders that can damage the liver over time. While drugs are available that can help control some of the symptoms of liver disease, sometimes the only treatment option is a liver transplant.
University of Kentucky College of Nursing professor Sharon Lock, who serves as the coordinator of the college's primary care doctor of nursing practice track, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. John Mink, a UK College of Dentistry founding faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, played an instrumental role in recruiting core faculty members for pediatric dentistry and in helping to establish the UK College of Dentistry mobile dental program.
One dollar of every Blizzard treat purchased from local Dairy Queen locations Thursday will support the pediatric care at Kentucky Children's Hospital.
Robert C. Marshall and Joseph C. Stemple, professors in the UK College of Health Sciences, will receive the highest award given by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.
Early in her pregnancy, UK pediatric nurse Morgan Drury learned her baby Alex would ultimately succumb to a fatal condition. The Pediatric Advanced Care Team at Kentucky Children's Hospital walked Drury through the birth and bereavement process, helping with some of the toughest decisions and answering "yes" during a time the family was all too familiar with the word "no."
Ragweed season rears its ugly head in late summer with pollen counts at the highest levels in mid-September. Advance planning can reduce your misery.
UK's Family and Community Medicine Clinic dedication to continuing, comprehensive, streamlined care for patients of all ages from infants to seniors, has earned them national recognition as a "Patient Centered Medical Home."
UK HealthCare employees and volunteers will accept donations of relief supplies for flood relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky at one of four locations on campus July 22 and July 23.
Although the term didn’t surface until the 1980s, the concept of biomarkers has been around for almost a century. At the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for Alzheimer's Disease.
The dental schools at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville will administer the program, providing two to five awardees $100,000 each for a two-year commitment.
Sundowning is the materialization of different symptoms that occur at a specific time of day -- usually at dusk. Agitation, irritability or restlessness can be a sign of Alzheimer's Disease.
To most people, a "family doctor" is who they visit when they aren’t feeling their best. For UK's Dr. Ana Lia Castellanos, the term takes on a whole new meaning.
About 50 Kentucky high school students were immersed in health research and exposed to career opportunities in medicine during the concurrent Summer Enrichment Program and Health Researchers Youth Academy at the UK College of Medicine this month.
Without 116-pound Sarge the dog, Mryl Sizemore would have probably died of his heart attack. But Sarge needed the Gill Heart Institute's help as well in order to save Mryl's life.
From early vintage models to flashy sportscars, a variety of classic and collectible cars will be on display during the 2015 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance on July 18. Proceeds from the event support Kentucky Children's Hospital.
During the hottest time of the year, parents and caregivers should take extra precautions to make sure a child is never left alone in a car. Safe Kids Fayette County will observe National Heatstroke Awareness Day on July 31.
A study by SCoBIRC researcher John Gensel, Ph.D, sheds light on opportunities to modulate macrophage responses after spinal cord injury, potentially reducing – or even reversing – spinal cord damage and the resulting side-effects.
Most pediatric cancer patients will grow up to become adults, regardless of the setbacks in life associated with battling their disease. The Providing Assistance with School (PAWS) program at the UK DanceBlue Hemtology/Oncology Clinic ensures children fighting cancer stay on track with their education so they can succeed in life after treatment.
For the first time, the University of Kentucky hosted a summer program aimed at preparing migrant students from Eastern Kentucky for post-secondary education or other careers.
The UK College of Dentistry opened its door to the first class of 20 students in 1962. Since that time, the college has earned a national and international reputation for its dynamic and innovative approaches to dental education.
Ephraim McDowell Health last week announced that Ephraim McDowell Commonwealth Cancer Center (EMCCC) in Danville has joined the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network.
A class of 21 board-certified nurse practitioners have completed postgraduate education through an academic-practice partnership between the UK College of Nursing and Norton Healthcare.
Walk into many hospitals and health care facilities today and you're likely to see the bare and sterile hallways of the past are now filled with artwork, most often of nature scenes. And whether you are an inpatient, outpatient or visitor, there's a good chance that you may hear or see live or recorded music and even have an opportunity to participate in other creative art therapies.
A variety of health resources are available to UK HealthCare physicians and staff at
UK Wellness »
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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 >>
As an employee of UK HealthCare, you were invited to
offer your feedback about your workplace by taking the Employee Engagement
Survey in March. The survey provides an opportunity for employees to identify
UK HealthCare’s strengths and weaknesses as a workplace. It is one of the most
important ways we have to improve our own work lives and UK HealthCare overall.
View the results of the 2015 survey » (PDF, 245 KB)
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
July 31, 2015
Take the opportunity to ‘Ask the Dietician’
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May 15, 2015
Kudos to Jeremy Burnette!
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