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  • Gill Heart Institute

    The Gill Heart Institute’s patient-centered focus is based on the latest evidence and guidelines. With this philosophy, we strive to reduce the number of transitions and keep the time in the hospital no longer than necessary.

    This approach means we do what is best for our patients and treat them as individuals. We are proud to be ranked among the top 10 percent of comparable U.S. hospitals for following “appropriateness” criteria established by the prestigious American College of Cardiology, meaning care that follows the best practices established by the foremost experts in the field.

  • Heart failure and transplant


    Mike HillMike's heart was ready to give up; UK's cardiac team was not


    Read Mike's story » 


    charles-icon-1.jpgLexington psychiatrist found the heart care he needed close to home


    Read Charles' story » 


  • Kentucky Children's Hospital

  • UK HealthCare and the Kentucky Children's hospital eliminate the need to travel for the best care, by providing advanced, national-caliber care, right here. UK HealthCare patients are given every possible advantage, turning patients into survivors. Share their stories of healing.

    Cystic fibrosis and lung transplant


    Nicole Tipton 63x63 pxKentucky’s youngest double lung transplant recipient finds life, and hope


    Read Nicole's Tipton's story » 


    Giant cell tumor


    Nicole Upchurch 63x63High school soccer player finds answers, treatment for rare bone tumor


    Read Nicole Upchurch's story » 


    High-risk pregnancy and premature birth


    misty-thompson-thumbUK doctor was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, the only cure was delivery


    Read Misty's story » 


    Duodenal atresia and annular pancreas


    misty-thompson-thumbPrenatal ultrasound revealed bowel blockage, neonatal surgery was the answer


    Read Jeffrey's story » 


    Premature birth


    Dawn Nelson iconPrematurely born at 26 weeks, defies all odds


    Read Kennedy's story » 


  • Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

    The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) integrates the expertise of the University of Kentucky’s neurology and neurosurgery physicians and researchers. KNI is a regional referral center dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our patients

  • Epilepsy


    Matt Coomer 63x63 He found new options for epilepsy and new hope, closer to home


    Read Matt's story » 


    Stroke


    Courtney Wilson iconQuick action saves young mother's life 


    Read Courtney's story » 


    dwane 63pxFast action and UK HealthCare helped him walk away from a stroke


    Read Dwane's story » 


  • Markey Cancer Center

    The expert team of specialists at the Markey Cancer Center has been treating patients in a compassionate and caring environment for more than 20 years. For patients with advanced or recurrent cancer, we often use the latest research programs offering breakthrough treatments and therapies.

  • Stage IVa tongue cancer


    Penny and Gary Nally iconExpert team helps patient battle tongue cancer


    Read Gary Nally's story » 


    Primary peritoneal cancer


    UK logoPraise for all the staff at Markey


    Read Judy Knowles' story » 


    Colon cancer

    Misty 63x63Survivor talks about the importance of screenings


    Read Anna Arthur's story » 


    Carcinoid tumors


    Margaret Yost 63x63Harlan woman found the expert care she needed for rare cancer


    Read Margaret Yost's story » 


    Stage III lung cancer


    Pat Pryor iconResearch trial a "real blessing"


    Read Pat Pryor's story » 


  • UK Transplant Center

    The Center for Transplantation and Organ Failure (CTOF) specializes in the care of patients with advanced and end-stage organ disease. Currently, the program performs more than 150 procedures each year including cadaveric kidney, pediatric kidney, combined kidney-pancreas, liver, heart, pediatric lung, adult lung, combined heart-lung, and combined heart-kidney transplantation.

  • Black lung disease and transplant


    Ernie 63x63Lung transplant gives former miner new chance at life


    Read Ernie's story » 


    Heart failure and transplant


    Mike HillMike's heart was ready to give up; UK's cardiac team was not


    Read Mike's story » 


    charles-icon-1.jpgLexington psychiatrist found the heart care he needed close to home


    Read Charles' story » 


    Total Artificial Heart and heart transplant


    Zack Poe iconFirst patient with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in Ky. receives donor heart


    Read Zack Poe's story » 


    Amyloidosis and heart transplant


    At age 68, Tom's medical perfect storm was about to hit


    Read Tom Will's story » 


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