UK HealthCare's 2017 Year in Review

A few of our favorite stories from 2017 that you might have missed

2017 was a year to remember for all of us here at UK HealthCare.

Before we look ahead to 2018, here are a few of our favorite stories from the past year that you might have missed.


Second-grade teacher returns to the classroom after leukemia treatment at Markey

Markey Cancer Center success story, Erika Carter on Tuesday May 9, 2017. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphotoA regular checkup revealed that Erika Carter’s white blood cell count was low. Within a few months, she was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. With help from the UK Markey Cancer Center and Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt, the Versailles second-grade teacher conquered her leukemia diagnosis and got back in the classroom. Read Erika’s story.


‘I feel so much better’: Gill helps 70-year-old woman conquer lifelong heart problems

After a fever damaged her heart as a young child, Priscilla Riley, now 70, had battled heart problems her entire life. For decades, she managed her symptoms, but earlier this year, things took a turn for the worse. That’s when Riley came to the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute and met Dr. Andrew Leventhal, who had an idea to help her feel better. Read Priscilla’s story.


After hip surgery at UK, triathlete gets back in the race

When Patty Lane was diagnosed with arthritis in her hip, she was told her time as a competitive triathlete was over. Not willing to give up on her dreams, Patty turned to UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine for a second opinion. Read Patty’s story and find out how UK helped her keep pursuing.


‘I can’t imagine a better place to be,’ says UK heart patient

By the time he was 13, Jason Conn had undergone three open-heart surgeries to repair a congenital heart defect. Although he was able to enjoy a normal life with few health problems, his childhood condition became a concern once again in adulthood. That’s when he turned to the experts at the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute. Read Jason’s story on our blog.


Pediatric surgeon tells little Connor’s story of hope

After being born prematurely and dealing with a series of complications, Connor Stacy had less than a 50 percent chance of survival. That’s when Kentucky Children’s Hospital pediatric surgeon Dr. Ana Ruzic and her team sprang into action to save Connor’s life. Read Dr. Ruzic’s account of Connor’s journey.


UK HealthCare named the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky – again!

No. 1 hospital in KentuckyIn August, we were thrilled to announce that UK Chandler Hospital was once again named the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report! Four specialties – Neurology & Neurosurgery, Cancer, Geriatrics and Diabetes & Endocrinology – ranked in the top 50 nationwide. Learn more about this exciting recognition.


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