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.
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 new study led by University of Kentucky researchers suggests a new approach to develop highly-potent drugs which could overcome current shortcomings of low drug efficacy and multi-drug resistance in the treatment of cancer as well as viral and bacterial infections.
A national model of innovation and advancement in nursing education, UK College of Nursing has sent caregivers, researchers and leaders into the health care industry since its establishment in 1960.
Robert “Bo” Cofield has been named vice president/chief clinical operating officer (CCOO) at UK HealthCare effective mid-August. He currently serves as associate vice president for hospital and clinics operations at University of Virginia Medical Center.
The quickest way to ruin a fun-filled summer day is to come in contact with a nasty patch of poison ivy or poison oak. Here’s all you need to know about how to spot and treat the pesky weeds.
Regenerative medicine offers great promise in the development of medical treatments for a wide range of conditions — including heart attacks. A former two-time state amateur golf champ and father of two daughters from Booneville is among those taking part in a clinical trial at Gill Heart Institute that is looking into the possibility that stem cell therapy can repair damaged heart tissue after a recent heart attack.
In a study led by Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researcher Donna Wilcock, Ph.D., some interesting data emerged that will shape the way scientists look at Alzheimer's Disease as manifested in various subsets of the population.
Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series among a sample of young Appalachian Kentucky women.
The inaugural Thomas V. Getchell Memorial Award was presented to Erica Littlejohn on May 27, 2015. The award was created to honor Getchell, a UK professor in the Department of Physiology.
Mesh masks worn during radiation treatment once represented discomfort and anguish for patients fighting head and neck cancer. An art therapy workshop at the UK Markey Cancer Center allows patients to turn their former masks into creative expressions, facilitating the healing process after cancer treatment.
College of Dentistry graduate Jonathan Francis and Assistant Professor Lina Sharab were recognized for their research efforts by the American Association of Orthodontists.
A highly acclaimed expert in stroke and other related neurological disorders, Dr. Larry Goldstein comes to UK with a resolve to apply his skills and experience to propel the Department of Neurology — and its sister, the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute — to the next level of research, patient care, education and service.
CGRP monoclonal antibodies currently in Phase II clinical trial show remarkable promise in the prevention of migraine, representing the first new class of anti-migraine drugs in more than 20 years.
The University of Kentucky's Health Care Committee of the UK Board of Trustees were presented a strategic plan that will guide UK HealthCare through 2020. The committee met Thursday during their annual retreat.
A Lexington family feels so grateful not only for the care they receive at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, but for the hope they have for the future.
Retired University of Kentucky Professor Dr. Ardis D. Hoven was elected the first female chair of the World Medical Association (WMA) at the organization’s 200th council meeting in Oslo, Norway.
Alongside Kentucky Children's Hospital child safety experts and legislators, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 315, which raises the height requirment for booster seats to children shorter than 57 inches.
The risk of lung cancer increases 10-fold when a person is exposed to both high levels of radon and tobacco smoke. Here are a few ways to reduce your risk.
Clinical trials of PCSK9 inhibitors appear to sharply reduce levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol. Gill Heart Institute's Dr. Thomas Whayne is optimistic that the drugs will be approved by the FDA, but sees some barriers to PCSK9 inhibitors' success.
A researcher from UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has received four different grants in six months to explore both disease processes and potential treatments for Alzheimer's and related diseases.
Dr. Larry Cunningham, chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UK College of Dentistry has accepted an offer to serve as interim chair of the Deptment of Oral Health Science.
After beating breast cancer twice, Erica Radhakrishnan is preparing to put her athletic talents to the test in this weekend's Survive the Night Team Triathlon, part of the Healthiest Weekend in Lexington fundraiser for the UK Markey Cancer Center.
The Clinical & Translational Neuroscience Exposition, June 26th, 2015, will be an informative, interactive event exploring the latest advancements in the neurosciences and stroke care.
A variety of health resources are available to UK HealthCare physicians and staff at
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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
June 19, 2015
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May 15, 2015
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