Our Med-Peds program has the benefit of working in a very diverse environment. Residents rotate through Chandler Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, the Lexington VA Medical Center, and Kentucky Children's Hospital. Chandler Medical Center and Kentucky Children's Hospital are large referral and tertiary care inpatient facilities whereas Good Samaritan Hospital provides advanced general internal medicine care to the local community.
The clinical facilities at the University of Kentucky represent, modern, attractive, state-of-the-art units all contiguously located on the university campus.
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Opened in 1962, UK Chandler Hospital is part of the UK HealthCare patient care enterprise. Integral components of the services UK Chandler Hospital provides are:
UK Hospital has Central and Eastern Kentucky's only Level I trauma center. UK Hospital handles the most severe traumas and has the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit in the area to treat the sickest infants. Kentucky Children's Hospital offers 199 beds, including an intensive care unit with a designated cadiac unit, post-anesthesia care unit, 17 operating rooms, 14-bed labor hall, and 26 mother-baby units. The hospital draws upon the resources of six UK colleges: Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.
From the immediately surrounding metropolitan area as well as more distant areas of the region come patients with a variety of both common and rare conditions requiring the latest in medical care. The Medical Center serves not only Lexington and the central Kentucky area, but also provides care for patients throughout the eastern half of Kentucky, from West Virginia, and northeastern Tennessee. For many of these patients, our residents provide both primary and tertiary care.
Our new patient care pavilion opened in May of 2011. Our facility will provide Kentucky with a state-of-the-art patient-centered facility staffed by nationally recognized experts in the specialty and sub-specialty care.
Kentucky Children's Hospital
Kentucky Children's Hospital is a hospital located within a hospital, which means that it shares many of Chandler Medical Center's services and facilities. However, as the only children's hospital in the region, Kentucky Children's Hospital can treat the most critically ill children, as well as those with less severe illness or injury. With pediatric specialists for every system of the body, we can provide comprehensive care for all ages from infants through adolescents.
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 107-bed facility in which 3,753 Internal Medicine patients are hospitalized yearly. The facility includes a modern Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit and a 14-bed Telemetry Care Unit, in addition to 5 optional telemetry beds on the general Internal Medicine service. Besides full clinical laboratory and radiology services, the VAMC has its own nuclear medicine, computerized tomographic (CT), and MRI services. The proximity to UKMC permits easy access for VAMC inpatients to a variety of services at UK. In a modern outpatient facility, which opened in 1989, residents in Internal Medicine see patients in both subspecialty and continuity clinics at the VAMC.
Good Samaritan Hospital
UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital is an acute care facility with 302 beds which prides itself on providing exceptional patient-focused care in a community-hospital atmosphere. Founded in 1888, the hospital was acquired by UK HealthCare in July 2007. It is home to the second-largest orthopedic and joint replacement program in Kentucky and offers a broad range of health care services to meet the needs of the residents of central and eastern Kentucky.
The Gill Heart Institute
The Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute is a state-of-the-art cardiac center that opened in April 2004. Dr. David Moliterno, an internationally-renowned interventional cardiologist, leads the Division of Cardiology and serves as co-director of the Gill Heart Institute. The five-story building houses outpatient and non-invasive cardiac procedure clinics, cardiac catheterization suites for inpatient and outpatient treatment, electrophysiology laboratories and faculty offices.
The Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center
The Markey Cancer Center (MCC) opened in 1986. Approximately 2,100 patients annually are admitted with medical and surgical oncological problems. In addition, bone marrow transplant patients are managed on a special unit within the Center.
The Kentucky Clinic
Also connected to the University Hospital, the Kentucky Clinic is where the majority of outpatient subspecialty consultative services are provided to our patients. Annually, 21,201 visits occur in General Internal Medicine or subspecialty clinics at the Kentucky Clinic. The total number of clinic visits for all specialties is 284,118. In this setting, residents see patients in subspecialty clinics during their ambulatory care, consult, and elective rotations.
University Health Services Building
Connected to the Kentucky Clinic, the University Health Services Building is home to both student and employee health for the University of Kentucky but also located on the third floor of this newly completed building (opened 2008) is the space where residents from both Med-Peds and Internal Medicine residency programs see patients in their continuity clinics.
Polk Dalton Clinic
The physicians and staff of UK Polk-Dalton Clinic provide both routine and urgent care. Located downtown, the UK Polk-Dalton clinic serves as a primary care clinic for Lexington's north side. This is our second continuity clinic site staffed with three med-peds physicians. Residents also have opportunity to rotate here on their ambulatory months as well.