UK HealthCare CECentral delivers high-quality live and enduring continuing professional development activities to physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals emphasizing evidence-based practice, adult learning principles and innovative web-based technology with the goal of promoting the adoption of healthcare practices that have been demonstrated to improve community health and patient outcomes.
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Approved by Advisory Board on 8/19/14.
Kimberly D. Northrip, MD, MPH, FAAPAssociate Professor, UK College of Medicine
Director, UK HealthCare CECentral
Galen StoneAssociate Director, UK HealthCare CECentral
Distance Education and Technology
About UK HealthCareEstablished in 1957 as the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, UK HealthCare is considered one of the nation’s finest academic medical centers. Beginning with the opening of University Hospital in 1960, patient care services were provided to Central and Eastern Kentucky. More recently, clinical services were consolidated and reorganized as UK HealthCare to better address the needs of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. UK HealthCare facilities include UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Markey Cancer Center, Gill Heart Institute, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, UK Transplant Center, UK OB/GYN, the Kentucky Clinics, 80 specialized clinics and 143 outreach programs. A team of 9,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals are dedicated to high-quality patient care.
As part of an academic medical center, teams work together with the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health to ensure Kentuckians and others receive the highest quality health care as well as the latest health care information. The unique capabilities of this multispeciality group practice enable UK HealthCare providers to collaborate in multiprofessional teams to manage complex medical and surgical cases to improve patient outcomes. Such teams are useful for managing complex medical and surgical cases. As one of two Level 1 Trauma Centers in Kentucky and the first healthcare facility in Central and Eastern Kentucky to obtain distinction as a Primary Stroke Center, UK Chandler Hospital cares for the most critically injured and ill patients in the region. UK HealthCare health professionals, staff and students take pride in achieving excellence in patient care, education, research and community service.
About the University of KentuckyFounded in 1865 and located in Lexington, the University of Kentucky is the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s flagship institution of higher education. As a land grant institution, the University is dedicated to enriching people’s lives through excellence in teaching, research and service and plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by promoting human and economic development that improves lives within Kentucky’s borders and beyond.
The University consists of 16 colleges, plus the Graduate School. With 93 undergraduate programs, master’s degrees in 120 fields, doctoral degrees in 61 programs, and four professional programs, the colleges include: Agriculture, Food and Environment; Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Communications and Information Studies, Dentistry, Design, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. The University boasts more than 80 national rankings for academic excellence. Total enrollment is nearly 28,000 students, representing all Kentucky counties, every state in the nation, and 117 countries. About 2300 full-time faculty and 9,900 fulltime staff are employed by the University.