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#1 in Kentucky 3 Years Strong - Award Badges

#1 in Kentucky 3 Years Strong

4 programs ranked in the nation's Top 50

We have once again been named the #1 hospital in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report, and with four specialties ranked in the top 50 nationwide, we’re thrilled to continue to be recognized for our world-class care.

The real honor, though, is being able to provide that world-class care to all Kentuckians, and to people beyond the Commonwealth.

Learn more about our rankings »

US News Best Hospital Badge Cancer


As Kentucky’s only NCI-designated center, the UK Markey Cancer Center is equipped to provide world-class cancer care. Read more about Markey.

US News Best Hospital Badge Diabetes

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Since its inception in 2008, the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center has been a leader in diabetes prevention, education, research and comprehensive care. Read more about Barnstable Brown.

US News Best Hospital Badge ENT

Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)

UK Ear, Nose & Throat, also known as ENT, addresses all facets of the medical and surgical care of the ear, nose and throat region.

US News Best Hospital Badge Orthopaedics


Our specialists and fellowship-trained surgeons are world-renowned for developing and implementing state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose and treat bone and joint disorders. Read more about Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.


Patient stories

Sarah Lister

Sarah Lister: Cancer

After overcoming her leukemia diagnosis, Sarah Lister was determined to meet the anonymous bone marrow donor who saved her life. Read Sarah's story.

Erika Carter

Erika Carter: Cancer

With cancer behind her, it's back to school again for Erika Carter. Read Erika's story.

JC Middleton family

JC Middleton family: Diabetes

Family confronts diabetes with help from UK. Read the Middleton family's story.

Patty Lane in bike helmet

Patty Lane: Orthopaedics

After hip surgery at UK, triathlete pursues her passion without limits. Read Patty's story.