September 15, 2014

Helping Extension help all of Kentucky

UK HealthCare is proud to collaborate with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to provide research-based materials to help agents educate and empower the citizens of the Commonwealth for better health. Last fiscal year (ended June 30), UK HealthCare provided 69,095 pieces of literature and 22,340 promotional items which agents distributed throughout all of Kentucky’s 120 […]

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July 9, 2014

Visit us at M.A.C. Community Fun Day this Saturday

UK HealthCare and Eastern State Hospital will participate in the M.A.C. Community Fun Day 2 – 6 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Charles Young Community Center, 540 E. Third Street, Lexington. This community mental health event is presented by the Bracktown, Consolidated and Open Door Ministries congregations along with NAMI Lexington. NAMI Lex­ing­ton is […]

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July 9, 2014

Pinking Out with the Lexington Legends

UK HealthCare is helping honor breast cancer survivors and their families this Saturday at Whitaker Bank Ball Park as the Lexington Legends host Pink Out at the Park, an annual celebration to raise breast cancer awareness and pay tribute to those who have declared victory or may still be battling the disease. Presented this year by […]

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May 15, 2014

Hero trio!

What a great night at the Red Cross Heroes celebration as UK HealthCare’s nominee, Lynn English, was named 2014 Hero of the Year! Lynn is professor of physical therapy in the UK College of Health Sciences and established Samaritan’s Touch clinic to provide physical therapy services to the uninsured and under-insured in the area. Her win […]

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May 8, 2014

Rain won’t stop our parade

Despite the weather folks predicting rain, UK HealthCare has a terrific weekend ahead supporting and participating in these wonderful causes: American Cancer Society’s Purses, Pouts & Pearls – May 9 American Heart Association’s Central Kentucky Heart Walk – May 10 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps Walk – May 10 Rotary’s Dancing With The Lexington Stars […]

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May 5, 2014

Support a great cause and help one of UK HealthCare’s own bring home the Mirror Ball Trophy

Are you a fan of the Dancing With The Stars show on TV? Well, here’s your chance to get into the dance competition spirit locally while supporting a worthy cause. Ellen Karpf, wife of UK HealthCare’s Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Michael Karpf, MD, is competing in this year’s Dancing With The Lexington Stars fundraiser presented […]

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May 5, 2014

Coach Cal’s not the only one with a winning team

Congrats to our UK HealthCare folks at UK Good Samaritan Hospital for delivering service worthy of a Coach Cal shoutout!

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April 29, 2014

Birdwhistell named finalist for MediStar health care advocacy award

Mark D. Birdwhistell, UK HealthCare vice president for administration and external affairs, has been named a finalist for the 2014 MediStar Seven Counties Services Healthcare Advocacy Award for his community advocacy efforts, including those leading to the construction of and UK’s involvement in the new Eastern State Hospital. The award, which will be presented May […]

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April 29, 2014

UK Gill Heart Institute Hazard supports wellness program at local school

(Thanks to Rebecca Fletcher for sending us this post from Hazard.) A.B. Combs Elementary School in Combs, Ky., is very excited about its wellness program and current initiative to help get kids active.  For the next four weeks the school’s wellness committee is issuing pedometers to the kids and tracking their steps throughout the day. Grades are […]

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April 17, 2014

Spring has sprung and UK HealthCare is out and about

Spring is a busy time for community engagement at UK HealthCare. Tuesday we hosted 85 students from Meece Middle School in Somerset and Lexington Traditional Magnet School for the Markey Cancer Center/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2014 Meet the Researcher Day (which included researcher lectures, lab tours, lunch and big fun), then Thursday we traveled to Louisville to […]

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