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    UK HealthCare named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission, our accrediting body, has named us a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The award, presented in October 2013, is based on data collected in 2012. This award recognizes hospitals that attain and sustain excellence and shows our commitment to ensuring every patient gets the right interventions in the right way at the right time.

    joint-commission-goldseal.jpgUK HealthCare was the only hospital in Kentucky to be named a Top Performer in five categories: 

    See the report on The Joint Commission site » 

    We're a Rising Star!rising-star-seal.jpg

    UK HealthCare has won a Rising Star Award from University HealthSystem Consortium, a group of the nation's top academic medical centers. The award recognizes our accomplishments in the quality of care we provide our patients every day. Learn more about how we performed in the rankings.

    Markey earns prestigious National Cancer Institute designationMarkey's NCI designation 

    The UK Markey Cancer Center was joined by national, state and local leaders in July 2013 to celebrate its designation as a National Cancer Institute cancer center. The Markey Cancer Center was the 68th medical center in the country to receive this prestigious designation, and is the only NCI-designated cancer center in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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    UK HealthCare has grown dramatically over the past decade to meet the health needs of the Commonwealth. We offer many clinical and support services, and have been recognized numerous times for our top-quality medical care. Below is a list of UK HealthCare’s recognitions:

    Gold plus badgeQuality achievement award

    UK HealthCare's Stroke Program has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  The award recognizes the program’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Read more » 

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    UK HealthCare physicians named to Best Doctors in America listing for 2014

    Best Doctors 2013 logoMore than 100 UK HealthCare physicians affiliated with UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014 more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only 5 percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

    The Best Doctors in America list, assembled by Best Doctors Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of more than 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s list. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

    Read the media release » 



    • Number 1 hospital in Kentucky, "high-performing" in 10 areas; U.S. News & World Report 
    • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital was ranked the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky, according to the 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings published July 17, 2012, by U.S. News & World Report. UK Chandler Hospital was listed as "high-performing" in 10 specialty areas.

    • Among the top 50 hospitals nationwide for orthopaedic care; U.S. News & World Report 
    • The orthopaedics program at UK Chandler Hospital was ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 hospitals nationwide for orthopaedic care.

    • Gold Plus Award from the The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 
    • The award recognizes UK HealthCare’s commitment to treating stroke patients based on research and proven practices, which gives patients the best chance for survival and recovery.

    • UK Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is a Level 4 Center  
    • It is the second year UK HealthCare has received the highest level awarded by the national group, The National Association of Epilepsy Centers

    Additional recognition in 2012

    • Doctors at the Gill Heart Institute performed the first known triple ablation surgery 
    • This procedure is used to help a heart maintain a natural rhythm.

    • UK physicians implanted the first Total Artificial Heart in Kentucky  
    • Fewer than 30 medical centers in the country are certified to perform the procedure.

    • UK Chandler Hospital opened one of the country’s largest hybrid operating rooms  
    • Located in the new patient care pavilion, this operating room is first of its kind in the region. Along with this UK Chandler Hospital opened eight new multipurpose operating rooms.

    • Markey Cancer Center became the first medical center in the state to use tomosynthesis 
    • Tomosynthesis is a state-of-the-art three-dimensional imaging method, for breast cancer screening.

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