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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

UK approves new partnership with Ashland-based health system

Natalie Parks January 29, 2021

In a special meeting of the university's Board of Trustees, executive committee members approved a private partnership with King's Daughter Health Systems in Ashland, Kentucky.The partnership is a "significant...

Abby Bailey,  Emergency medicine pharmacist gets her vaccination from UK Health services nurse Janie Lawson, RN, as  UK administered its first round of Covid-19 vaccine on December 15, 2020. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

It’s here: UK HealthCare receives, begins first COVID-19 vaccinations

Natalie Parks December 15, 2020

Just over nine months after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Commonwealth, the first vaccinations against coronavirus are being distributed in Kentucky hospitals this week – including at the University...

The University of Kentucky announced a $500,000 investment into the campuss mental health resources on Feb. 21, 2020. Photo by Rick Childress

UK to create ‘field hospital’ inside Nutter Field House

Kernel News Desk April 3, 2020

UK will open a 400-bed field hospital in Nutter Field House, announced President Capilouto in an email to the UK community on Friday morning.More details about the field hospital were announced at a press...

UK HealthCare Enterprise Director of Infection Prevention & Control Kim Blanton speaks to local media on Friday, March 13, 2020, in UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, to provide updates about the local spread of the novel coronavirus. Kentuckys first coronavirus patient has been released from UK Chandler Hospital with a full recovery. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kentucky’s first coronavirus patient recovered, discharged from UK hospital

Natalie Parks March 13, 2020

UK Healthcare experts convened for a press update on COVID-19 on Friday afternoon, one week after the first case was confirmed in Kentucky.Dr. Derek Forster, medical director of the infectious disease...

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UK Healthcare lacking in protective gear needed for coronavirus care, media reports show

Kernel News Staff March 7, 2020

Citing an "exceedingly low" supply of protective gear, UK Healthcare officials asked staff to be "frugal" with the gear needed for healthcare employees to care for patients with coronavirus and other infectious...

Board of Trustees committee approves UK HealthCare venture with Surgical Care Affiliates

News Staff August 23, 2018

Central Kentucky residents will have greater access to same-day surgery after a UK Board of Trustees executive committee meeting.At a Thursday evening meeting of the Board of Trustee's executive committee,...

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