October 17, 2014

Strut Your Smile!

The UK Student Chapter of the American Association of Women in Dentistry is holding their 8th Annual Fall Fashion Show, Brunch and Silent Auction to raise money for victims of intimate partner violence and their children. ‘Strut Your Smile’ will be held this Saturday, October 18th, from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM in the UK […]

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October 2, 2014

The Office of Clinical Simulation Invites You to Hear Dr. Jeffrey H. Barsuk Discuss Simulation-Based Learning!

Join us! On Monday, October 6th, Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, MS, SFHM will be giving a lecture on how his curriculum for simulation-based learning improves patient care and outcomes. Dr. Barsuk is an associate professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Over the last eight years, Dr. […]

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September 29, 2014

The Environmental Services (EVS) Department Celebrates National EVS Week

The week of September 14th  – 20th was National EVS Week and we used the time to celebrate the work that our housekeeping team does for UK HealthCare. If you think about it, every patient here at UK HealthCare is unique.  Depending on the course of treatment, patients may not see certain members of the […]

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September 23, 2014

Markey Cancer Center Introduces Art Therapy!

Board Certified Art Therapist Fran Belvin has introduced Art Therapy to our campus! This kind of care is so important for our patients and families.  Art Therapy engages patients and their families in making art to express their thoughts, emotions and experiences.  Under the direction of a trained therapist, art expression can help relieve stress and tension, reduce […]

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August 22, 2014

UK HealthCare: Making It Easier for Moms to be Successful in their Breastfeeding Goals

In August 2012, UK Chandler Hospital was one of 90 hospitals, and the only Kentucky hospital, selected to participate in an initiative focused on improving maternity services to better support breastfeeding.  The ultimate goal of this initiative was to maximize the number of hospitals achieving Baby Friendly designation.  This designation verifies that a hospital has comprehensively […]

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August 1, 2014

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breastfeeding has multiple health benefits for both infants and mothers.  For infants, it decreases the incidence and severity of many infectious diseases, reduces infant mortality and optimally supports neurodevelopment.  It also decreases infants’ risk of becoming obese later in childhood.  For mothers, breastfeeding decreases the risks of breast and ovarian cancers, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and […]

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June 13, 2014

National Nursing Assistants Week Spotlight Carissa Felt, NCT

There are many different types of procedures and protocols that Nursing Care Techs are responsible for knowing. And in some instances there comes a time when competencies need to be refreshed and renewed. One specific example is the Guldman Lift,  which some NCTs in the PICU were a bit uncomfortable using. In the spirit of […]

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June 12, 2014

National Nursing Assistants Week Spotlight Rochelle Lowe, NCT

Nursing Care Techs make a difference at UK HealthCare.   This is the week to recognize this group of staff. Here’s a story from the Hospice Weekend Nurse which relates how nursing care techs really contribute: “I just wanted to send you a quick note of praise for Amy Cannon, RN and Rochelle Lowe, NCT who […]

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June 11, 2014

The 37th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week June 12-19 2014

Thank a Nursing Care Tech this week! June 12-19 is National Nursing Assistants week and UK HealthCare is celebrating! In appreciation for the Nursing Care Technicians contribution to excellent patient care there will be two receptions held on June 12, 2014. The locations for the receptions are: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cafeteria from 5pm-7pm and Chandler […]

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June 4, 2014

Patient Portal Employee Sign Up Today & Wednesday June 11, 2014

I admit I had heard a lot about the new patient portal and the upcoming live date. I have been getting really wonderful updates via email from Mike Rushing of UKHC IT and his team. The portal sounds like a remarkable step forward in convenience, transparency and service to our patients and families. I also […]

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