Awards and Accreditations
The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) has grown dramatically over the past decade to meet the health needs of patients across the Commonwealth. We offer many clinical and support services and are recognized for our top-quality medical care. The following are KNI’s accreditations and recognitions, which demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest standard of care.
Current awards and certifications
U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals – Bluegrass Region – Recognized in 11 types of care for 2018-2019.
UK HealthCare named a 2019 Rising Star by Vizient.
National Association of Epilepsy Centers – Level 4 Epilepsy Center
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. KNI was the first Comprehensive Stroke Center in Lexington, which recognizes the specific capabilities of hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke cases.
2019 Get with the Guidelines – Stroke: Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus
ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence
17 neurology and neurosurgery physicians named Best Doctors in America for 2018-2019.
- Robert Baumann, MD
- Justin Fraser, MD, FAANS, FAHA
- Frank Gilliam Jr., MD
- Larry Goldstein, MD
- Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD
- Siddharth Kapoor, MD
- Edward Kasarskis, MD, PhD
- Richard Murphy, MD
- Kevin Nelson, MD
- L. Creed Pettigrew Jr., MD, MPH
- Thomas Pittman, MD
- Dinesh Ramaiah, MD
- William Robertson Jr., MD
- John Slevin, MD, MBA
- Charles Smith Jr., MD
- Phillip Tibbs, MD
- Craig van Horne, MD, PhD