UK Healthcare of Lexington, Kentucky was established in 1957 and is a vast network containing all healthcare service and training facilities associated with the University of Kentucky. Regardless of which facility you visit for your healthcare needs, you will find accommodating hotels in Lexington, KY ready to assist with overnight stays.
Due to its medical campus which houses the colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Health Sciences, UK Healthcare provides a continued influx of well-trained and knowledgeable healthcare professionals into its high quality healthcare system. It also allows multi-skilled teams to collaborate on complex surgical and medical problems which arise with patient treatments.
Several high-ranking achievements have been awarded to various facilities within the University of Kentucky Healthcare network. For example, the UK Chandler Hospital is ranked number one in Kentucky. It has received the prestigious triple designation for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) which is used to assist patients with cardiorespiratory acute failure, only the 5th medical center in the nation to achieve this.
Both the UK Chandler Hospital and the Kentucky Children's Hospital have been received an award for Excellence in Life Support by promoting exceptional care and treatment for ECMO patients through high quality structures, processes, and measures as well as excellence in education, training, communication and collaboration. This is one of several high standards which make Kentucky Children's Hospital in the network a major pediatric care center destination for children with special needs. Parents of such children can stay in nearby hotels in Lexington, KY in order to remain close to them during such unsettling times.
Another milestone set involved Dr. Jay Zwischenberger, Surgeon-in-Chief, in partnership with Dr. Dongfang Wang, Director of UK's Artificial Organ Laboratory. Together, they were granted a patent for the double lumen cannula which is a device that greatly improves blood oxygenation.