Patients from the immediate metropolitan area, from surrounding communities as well as the geographic region present with a variety of both common and rare medical conditions requiring the latest in medical care. The Medical Center serves not only Lexington, but the area extending from central Kentucky in the west to West Virginia in the east, from the Ohio river in the north to northeastern Tennessee in the South. For many of these patients our internal medicine residents provide both primary as well as tertiary care.
The clinical facilities at the University of Kentucky represent, modern, attractive, state-of-the-art units all contiguously located on the University campus. Those components include:
UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Pavilion A
The new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A, located next to Pavilion H officially opened in May 2011. This 1.2 million square foot, 12-story building has become the centerpiece for medical care in the central Kentucky. When it is completed, it will consist of 512 private patient rooms on eight specialty-specific patient floors, a twenty-seven operation room surgical suite as well as numerous other innovative features. http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/new/index.asp
UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Pavilion H
The original UK Hospital is a 489-bed facility which serves as the primary referral center for all of central, southern and eastern Kentucky. Each year, our general medicine services care for over 4000 inpatients. An NIH-funded Clinical Research Center facilitates the inpatient clinical research programs of College faculty. Kidney, lung, heart, and liver transplant procedures are performed in the University Hospital.
UK Healthcare Good Samaritan Hospital
UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) located less than a mile from UK Chandler Hospital, is a 302-bed acute care facility. Rotations at Good Samaritan hospital have allowed our residents a broader experienced in inpatient medicine. By providing an opportunity to work in a hospitalist model in a medium-sized community hospital, residents can see what medicine is like outside of the academic medical center.
UK GSH is home to the second-largest orthopedic and joint replacement program in Kentucky, a state-of-the-art diagnostic center for CT, MRI and X-ray, and specialty services including orthopedics, urology, vascular surgery, plastics surgery, general surgery, ENT, podiatry, gynecology, thoracic surgery and neurosurgery. In addition, UK GSH has a large internal medicine service, both teaching and non-teaching, which provides general inpatient medical care and consultative services to these specialties. The Center for Behavioral Health provided inpatient psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults, offering admissions and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Gill Heart Institute
The Gill Heart Institute is made up of a state-of-the-art cardiac care facility as well as world renowned clinicians and researchers. The Gill building houses outpatient cardiac, clinics, non-invasive echocardiography suites, a heart station, cardiac catheterization suites for inpatient and outpatient treatment, electrophysiology laboratories, a procedural recovery area as well as an advanced cardiovascular imaging center.
The Markey Cancer Center Complex
The Center is integrated within the UK Hospital for patient care services and within the UK College of Medicine for academic/education, research and service programs. The Center encompasses four individual facilities containing a total of approximately 200,000 square feet of space, although its programs reach well beyond the University of Kentucky campus, extending through the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across twelve states of Appalachia and the Mid-South. Markey Cancer Center has developed a variety of specialized multidisciplinary teams to evaluate and treat the disease, which means that physicians and nurses from multiple specialties work together with each patient to develop the best treatment plan for their particular circumstances.
The Kentucky Clinic
Also connected to the University Hospital, the Kentucky Clinic is the primary outpatient facility for both primary care as well as subspecialty consultative services. Annually, over 20,000 visits occur in General Internal Medicine or subspecialty clinics at the Kentucky Clinic. In this setting, residents see patient in their continuity clinics as well as in subspecialties during their elective rotations.
The Lexington Veterans Administration Medical Center
The VA Medical Center and the UK Medical Center are connected and function effectively as a single hospital from the perspective of both faculty and residents. The VAMC is a 199-bed facility in which includes a modern Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit and a 14-bed Telemetry Care Unit on the general Internal Medicine service. Besides full clinical laboratory and radiology services, the VAMC has its own nuclear medicine, computerized tomography (CT), and MRI services. The two hospitals, UKMC and VAMC, are connected which permits VAMC inpatients easy access to a variety of services at UK. Residents in Internal Medicine see patients in subspecialty clinics at the VAMC.