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UK Healthcare Opening New Observation Unit For Chandler Hospital

Dec 9, 2014

Beginning this week some emergency room patients at UK Chandler Hospital who’ve been stabilized but are not yet ready for discharge will be sent to a brand new observation unit.

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They’ve been working together for awhile, but Clark Regional Medical Center and UK HealthCare announced a formal partnership on Thursday.

UK Healthcare To Lease, Renovate Empty Turfland Mall Dillard's Store

Jan 28, 2014
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UK Healthcare has announced plans to lease and renovate the former Dillard’s Store at the Turfland Mall. 

This week Dr. Greg chats with Kristy Deep, director of UK Healthcare Enterprise Quality about the importance of patient satisfaction surveys.

Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Linda Blackford talked with Josh James about Thursday's long-awaited review of a troubled UK Healthcare program.

A much anticipated internal review of UK’s pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program has been released.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The protracted legal dispute between the University of Kentucky and former WUKY reporter Brenna Angel over mortality rates of UK Healthcare’s pediatric cardiothoracic surgery department has been resolved.

Angel, now deputy communications director for Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office, had filed an open records request for mortality rates and other information about the program.  UK refused to comply with the request, citing patient privacy concerns.  Angel appealed to the state attorney general’s office and received a favorable ruling in the matter.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK HealthCare announced Friday the overall mortality rate for the program averaged 5.8 percent from 2008 through 2012, with 4.5 in 2008 being the lowest and 7.1 last year the highest. 

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Despite persistently high cancer rates, Kentucky has been one of only 16 states been without a National Cancer Institute designated center, but an announcement Friday at the University of Kentucky Healthcare changed that.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky's cancer center received a significant boost in status Friday by winning designation as a National Cancer Institute facility, giving the Bluegrass state new clout in its fight against stubbornly high cancer rates.

The prestigious title for the UK Markey Cancer Center in Lexington brings with it the potential for millions of dollars in additional research funding. The designation means its patients will have access to new drugs, treatment options and clinical trials offered only at NCI centers.