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UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Fact Sheet

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Opened in 1962, the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital , a 489-bed acute care hospital, is part of the UK HealthCare patient care enterprise. Integral components of the comprehensive services UK Chandler Hospital provides are Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky Children's Hospital, Gill Heart Institute, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute and the Center for Advanced Surgery. UK Chandler Hospital has Central and Eastern Kentucky's only Level I trauma center, and handles the most severe traumas. It has the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit in the area to treat the sickest infants. The hospital also offers 100 intensive care beds, a post-anesthesia care unit, 17 operating rooms, 14-bed labor and delivery, and 26 mother-baby rooms. The hospital draws upon the resources of six UK colleges: Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Public Health.

Patients served

UK Chandler Hospital discharges about 22,000 patients each year. Our patients come from the following geographic areas:

  • Fayette County - 31%
  • Bluegrass Area Development District - 25% (16-county area)
  • Central and Eastern Kentucky - 37% (46-county area)
  • Other - 6%

About 40 percent of UK Chandler Hospital's admissions come through the emergency department, which provides services to nearly 45,000 patients annually.

Advanced medicine and patient care services

Services for children are offered through Kentucky Children's Hospital. The 65,000-square-foot, $12 million addition to UK Chandler Hospital houses a 44-bed inpatient center; a 50-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit to take care of the sickest infants; a 12-bed state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit; and 11 beds for 23-hour admissions/observation.

A vast array of health care services, such as organ transplantation, high-risk obstetrics, trauma, minimally invasive surgery, cancer care, geriatric care, cardiac care, burn treatment, neurosurgery and psychiatry are offered at UK Chandler Hospital.

The region's only robotic da Vinci™ Surgical System, Leksell Gamma Knife® C stereotactic radiosurgery unit and hyperbaric oxygen unit are available to treat a wide variety of conditions with the latest technology.

A state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy center is available.


UK Chandler Hospital is affiliated with:  

  • UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, a pediatric and adult rehabilitation facility
  • The Ridge Hospital, a psychiatric facility
  • Shriner's Hospital, which serves children from a six-state area and some foreign countries

Faculty and Staff

Attending physicians: 630 (full- and part-time)
Residents: 500
Staff: 3,250

Public recognition

UK Chandler Hospital/Kentucky Children's Hospital was the 38th hospital in the nation to receive Magnet™ designation, the nation's highest honor for excellence in nursing services awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association. Only 2 percent of hospitals in the nation have achieved this prestigious designation. In 2005, UK Chandler Hospital/Kentucky Children's Hospital was redesignated a Magnet hospital.

UK received full accreditation in the 2006 survey conducted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Sixteen UK HealthCare doctors were named to the 2006 edition of America's Top Doctors®. Published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the book recognizes doctors considered among the best in their specialties in both patient care and research. In 2005, fifteen UK doctors received this honor.

64 UK HealthCare doctors made the most recent Best Doctors® in America list. Only those rated the best by other doctors are awarded the title of Best Doctor, representing the top 5 percent of doctors in the nation in more than 400 subspecialties of medicine.

To find out more

For more information, contact UK HealthCare Public Relations at 859-323-6363 or visit  

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