Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Awards and Accreditations

UK’s Kentucky Neuroscience Institute has grown dramatically over the past decade to meet the health needs of patients across the Commonwealth. We offer many clinical and support services and have been recognized numerous times for our top-quality medical care. Below is a list of UK HealthCare’s recognitions and accreditations, which demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest standard of care.

U.S. News & World Report

UK HealthCare’s Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings. In 2017, KNI was ranked No. 44 in the country for the first time for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Learn more about our U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Comprehensive Stroke Center

The Stroke Center at KNI was the first in the region to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest rating obtainable by The Joint Commission. We first received accreditation in 2014 and were recertified in 2018.

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American Heart Association Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award & Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award

American Heart Association Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award badgeKNI has received the Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for maintaining nationally recognized standards for the treatment of stroke patients.

Level 4 Epilepsy Center

Level 4 Epilepsy Center Certification SEalKNI is accredited by the NAEC as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

UK ALS Clinic – Certified Treatment Center of Excellence

ALS Center of Excellence badgeKNI is accredited by the ALS Association as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence, the ALSA’s highest honor. We first obtained certification in 2005 and have maintained certification each year since then. To be certified as a center of excellence, each ALS clinic must meet The ALS Association’s clinical care and treatment standards, participate in ALS-related research and successfully complete a comprehensive site review. Learn more about the UK ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic.