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.
• Chandler-KCH@email.uky.edu is monitored by Ann Smith, chief administrative officer for UK HealthCare hospitals, and Gloria Tyler, her administrative support associate. Email received at this address will be sanitized and sent to the appropriate individuals for follow-up and response.
• UKHCSLT@uky.edu is monitored by senior leadership. Mail sent to this address will be shared with senior leaders and will result in follow-up and response. All submissions will be treated confidentially and can address enterprisewide, departmental or individual concerns.
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.
With the spring sports season in full swing, parents of young athletes are busy coordinating carpool schedules to practice, purchasing proper sports equipment and soothing muscle soreness caused by competitive play, but often they overlook two important factors influencing sports performance — nutrition and hydration.
As a University of Kentucky Transplant Center patient navigator, Elaine Milem helps patients through the difficult process of preparing for and undergoing kidney transplants. The unique part? Milem, a two-time kidney recipient herself, understands exactly what her patients are going through.
Gov. Steve Beshear accepted the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Smoke-free Hero Award at the kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy's annual conference on Thursday, April 23.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have been attempting to understand the cascade of events following mild head injury that may lead to an increased risk for developing a progressive degenerative brain disease, and their new study, which was published in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows initial promise for a treatment that might interrupt the process that links the two conditions.
Undergraduate students from Morehead State University interested in pursuing dental education at UK, recently visited the simulation lab at the UK College of Dentistry for a glimpse into the world of a practicing dentist.
Marion Cox was experiencing the expected decline in the potency of his medications for Parkinson's disease when his doctor offered him a spot in a clinical trial for a new drug delivery system. Now he has returned to farming his 800 acres -- including operating heavy equipment -- with a small pump in a pouch under his shirt that delivers precision doses of levidopa to control his PD symptoms with minimal side effects.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of UK HealthCare at Turfland, a new outpatient center on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington on the site of the former Turfland Mall.
UK HealthCare's Cosmetic Surgery Associates will be holding an open house 4-8 p.m. this Tuesday, April 21 at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Office Building, Suite 303.
Dr. Hatim Omar, chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at UK, is a central figure in a KET Health documentary about teen health debuting at 9 p.m. on April 20.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced today that St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky., has joined the Markey Cancer Center Research Network, a newly launched initiative conducting high priority cancer research through a network of collaborative centers with expertise in the delivery of cancer care and conduct of research studies.
UK freshman Joy Andrade had all but given up hope after numerous doctor appointments and surgeries at another hospital to correct jaw and mouth deformities until she was referred to some very special doctors at the UK College of Dentistry.
Dr. Susan Pollack, a Kentucky Children's Hospital pediatrician and researcher in the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, was recognized as a 2015 Public Health Hero by the Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health.
The environment of the womb, which is determined by a mother's health, lifestyle and surroundings, can alter the development of a fetus with permanent and lifelong implications.
A health column by Geza Bruckner, professor of Clinical Nutrition at the UK College of Health Sciences, appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Sunday, April 5, discusses the amount of sugar a typical American consumes each day and how it affects overall health.
Coach, athlete and inspirational speaker, UK Women's Basketball Coach Matthew Mitchell will headline the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Dinner on April 23 celebrating healthy aging.
Coffee, without a doubt, has secured itself in the hearts of many. But is your heart loving it back?
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 >>
This 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 UKHCSLT@uky.edu.
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April 30, 2015
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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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Read the latest issue of Vital Signs, news for our UK HealthCare team.