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Local/Regional News
4:40 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

WUKY Reporter's Departure Does Not Resolve Lawsuit

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The departure of Brenna Angel from WUKY has by no means resolved the lawsuit between the former reporter and University of Kentucky Healthcare. 

Angel sought details of a review of the pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program at UK Children’s Hospital.  Her requests were denied, UK HealthCare citing concern for federal health care privacy laws. 

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Local/Regional News
8:51 am
Fri April 26, 2013

UK Files Appeal in Open Records Case

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky has filed an appeal in a case involving an open records request made by WUKY.

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Local/Regional News
3:22 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Attorney General Rules UK in Violation of Open Records Act

Dr. Mark Plunkett, Chief of UK's Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Attorney General’s office has ruled that the University of Kentucky violated the Open Records Act by withholding information requested by WUKY. Reporter Brenna Angel has the latest into the investigation of the pediatric heart surgery program at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

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Local/Regional News
6:52 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Kentucky Children's Hospital Fundraising for Major Renovation

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Children’s Hospital is working to raise $6 million for a major renovation project. The facility hasn’t been updated since it was built in the 1990s.

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Local/Regional News
2:47 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

UK Healthcare to Operate New Eastern State Hospital

The new Eastern State Hospital at UK's Coldstream Research Campus is scheduled to open Summer 2013. - photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new building for Eastern State Hospital, one of the country’s oldest medical facilities for the mentally ill, will be managed and operated by the University of Kentucky. Reporter Brenna Angel has details.

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Local/Regional News
5:02 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

UK HealthCare Issues Temporary Policy Changes To Combat Flu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Temporary changes to UK HealthCare’s visitation policy will mean tighter restrictions for visitors to a number of facilities.

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WUKY In Depth
8:11 am
Fri December 21, 2012

UK Healthcare Reviewing Pediatric Heart Surgeries, Sending Patients to Other Hospitals

Waylon Rainey was born with a congenital heart defect. After receiving treatment at Kentucky Children's Hospital, he was referred to Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo courtesy Rainey family.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Children’s Hospital treats some of the sickest and smallest patients from across central and eastern Kentucky. But for the past several weeks, pediatric heart surgeries have been referred to other hospitals. As Brenna Angel reports, UK Healthcare is reviewing its program, but the reasons why are unclear.

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Local/Regional News
2:39 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Details Of UK HealthCare Official Departure Unclear

Former UK HealthCare CFO Sergio Melgar

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The top financial post at UK HealthCare is now vacant after the departure of former CFO Sergio Melgar. But University of Kentucky officials aren’t offering many details about the move.

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Local/Regional News
2:18 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

UK Healthcare Defends $87 Milllion In Loans As Smart Business

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK Healthcare officials are calling an $87 million dollar loan from the university a prudent business decision, which allowed the organization to maintain its reserve funds.

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Local/Regional News
1:36 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

UK Heart Transplant Support Group Celebrates Valentine's Day

Members of a heart transplant support group met for a special Valentine's Day celebration at UK hospital Tuesday.

"Organ donation saves lives," Dr. Charles Shelton, a recovering heart transplant patient at UK, ended his speech at the Valentine's Day get-together of the Heart to Heart support group. They meet to share stories, update each other, and become part of a community. Peter Forman has undergone multiple heart procedures at UK and says there's no substitute for one-on-one conversation with people who have first-hand experience.

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