Quality awards 2011
Best Doctors in America®
Best Doctors® surveyed 40,000 physicians nationwide and asked them: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” The 2011 list of the “Best Doctors in America” includes UK HealthCare physicians who are recognized by other physicians as the best in their disciplines. Read more about the Best Doctors in America »
Emergency Nurses Association recognized UK Chandler ED with the 2011 Lantern Award
A hospital emergency department has to be prepared at all times for worst case scenarios when patients who are suffering anything from sudden or chronic illness to trauma come through the door, and UK Chandler Hospital has been recognized as being among the best emergency departments in the nation by the Emergency Nursing Association's (ENA).
UK Chandler Hospital Emergency Department was one of 20 recipients of the first-ever Lantern Award given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. Learn more about the Lantern Award »
Comprehensive Breast Care Center named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The Comprehensive Breast Care Center was recognized by American College of Radiology Commission on Quality & Safety (3-year accreditation). In the official evaluation, the NAPBC surveyor described the Comprehensive Breast Care Center as a "model breast program" that provided patients excellent services in areas including rehabilitation, genetics, clinical trials and education. Learn more about the Comprehensive Breast Care Center »
Gill Heart Cardiac Rehab Accredited by AACVPR
The UK HealthCare Gill Heart Institute Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has received certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification recognizes the UK program for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems to recover faster and improve their quality of life. These programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families. Read more about AACVPR certification »
Emergency Medicine and Radiology patient care recognized
Emergency medicine and radiology patient care providers at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital have been recognized for using Lean-based management techniques to improve turnaround times for computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) patients by 36 percent leading to a potential savings of 10,000 patient care hours in the ED per year.
Dr. Roger Humphries, chair of the UK Department of Emergency Medicine, presented the abstract at the American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) 2011 Research Forum, the premiere, annual scientific research event focused on the latest advances in the practice of emergency medicine held Oct. 15-18 in San Francisco. Co-authors of the study are Patrick M. Russell, Ryan J. Pennington, and Karsten D. Colwell. Learn more about this recognition »
UK Good Samaritan Hospital nurses earn Pathway to Excellence designation
The Pathway to Excellence® Program recognizes a healthcare organization's commitment to creating a positive nursing practice environment. The Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care™ program is the first to recognize this type of supportive work setting specifically in long-term care facilities. Pathway organizations focus on collaboration, career development, and accountable leadership to empower nurses. Learn more about the Pathway to Excellence designation »