December 17, 2014

A Well Deserved Thank You

Take a moment to think about everything that we need to facilitate care.  When given that task, most people think about healthcare providers, medical supplies and even pharmaceuticals.  But what about the actual space where we provide care?  What about the building, the electricity, water and clean air?  All of these things are absolutely critical […]

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December 12, 2014

A Successful Holiday Tradition Continues…

The Circle of Love has been a tradition here at UK HealthCare for over 30 years.  By being a Circle of Love sponsor, caring departments, employees and volunteers have helped children from Fayette and eight Central Kentucky counties have a happier holiday season.  Santa even stopped by this morning to pick up all of the wonderful gifts!  […]

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December 5, 2014

Information about the Current Flu Vaccine

Current talk around the water cooler is that this year’s flu shot won’t prevent the flu. National news has reported that the immunization is “less effective than hoped”. It is important to understand the facts surrounding this story. The influenza virus is constantly changing. That is why unlike an MMR or Hepatitis B vaccine, we […]

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November 10, 2014

UK Woman’s Club Craft & Bake Sale

Take some time to visit the UKWC Craft and Bake sale tomorrow, November 11th, 2014! All proceeds from will go towards UK Woman’s Club scholarships. Since 1973, the UK Woman’s Club has awarded 193 undergraduate scholarships and 40 graduate fellowships to non-traditional students at the University of Kentucky. Start your holiday shopping and support a […]

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October 30, 2014

“Treat” Your Neighbor This Halloween

To borrow a phrase we hear a lot at UK HealthCare, “Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday.” Reaching O.U.T. (Offering Understanding and Touching our community), a community service group here at UK, has selected the Halloween season to ‘treat’ our customers and neighbors with a canned food drive. […]

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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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