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UK HealthCare has 155 physicians practicing medicine with the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital who appear on the Best Doctors in America List for 2019-20 – more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only four percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

Other highlights:

  • Named the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Ranking

  • Named among the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review

  • Home to Kentucky's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer ecnter since 2013

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Albert B. Chandler Hospital (Pavilions A and H)

Patients from the immediate metropolitan area and from surrounding communities present with a variety of both common and rare medical conditions requiring the latest in medical care in this 569-bed acute care hospital. The medical center serves Lexington and the surrounding areas of central and eastern Kentucky, capturing the care of much of the Commonwealth. 

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 a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical research center and a robust transplant center that includes heart, kidney, liver, and lung transplant programs.

For many of these patients, our internal medicine residents provide both primary and tertiary care. The University center serves as one of the main hubs of the academic medical center inpatient wards experience for our residents.

Good Samaritan Hospital

UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital is located less than a mile from UK Chandler Hospital. 

The clinical experience at Good Samaritan Hospital includes a 180-bed acute care facility that allows our residents a broader experience in inpatient medicine. Good Samaritan is also conveniently connected to a 50,000 square-foot medical office building home to many subspecialty outpatient clinics.

By providing an opportunity to work in a hospitalist model in a medium-sized community hospital, residents can experience practicing medicine outside of the academic medical center.



The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute

The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute is connected to the University hospital. 

The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute is home to 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.

Our residents engage with cardiology faculty and fellows of The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute on inpatient services and outpatient clinics with opportunities to experience procedural and diagnostic cardiovascular evaluations.

Markey Cancer Center

The Markey Cancer Center complex is integrated within UK HealthCare for patient care services and within the UK College of Medicine for academics and 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 12 states of Appalachia and the mid-south. 

The 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.

Our residents work alongside these multidisciplinary teams across all levels of care with exposure to a wide range of oncological pathology.



The Kentucky Clinic

Also connected to the University Hospital, the Kentucky Clinic is the primary outpatient facility for both primary care as well as over two dozen subspecialty consultative services. Annually, over 20,000 visits occur in general internal medicine or subspecialty clinics at the Kentucky Clinic. 

Residents are paired with an attending in the UK Internal Medicine Group Clinic or the UK Center for the Advancement of Women's Health for the duration of their residency. In this setting, residents see patients in their continuity clinics over the course of three years as well as in subspecialty clinics during their clinic rotations.

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center

The VA Medical Center and the UK Chandler Hospital are connected and function effectively as a single hospital from the perspective of both faculty and residents.

The center is a 199-bed acute care facility which includes a general internal medicine service, acute psychiatry, and intensive and progressive care units including a cardiac cath lab. There are a variety of subspecialty clinics located at the main hospital site as well.

The VA Medical Center is a staple for our internal medicine residents, allowing them to give back to our veterans on their inpatient wards service and in multiple outpatient subspecialty clinics.