The University of Kentucky Medical Center is comprised of the colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health and the clinical activities of UK HealthCare. A leader in research and education, the UK Medical Center is educating clinicians who will provide the best and most technologically advanced health care for the betterment of the Commonwealth and the nation.
Biomedical/Biological Sciences Research (BBSRB)
Biomedical/Biological Sciences Research Building is home to laboratories for the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and College of Arts and Sciences.
College of Nursing Building
The College of Nursing is a national leader in the field of educating nurses. It is ranked 26th among graduate schools of nursing and ninth in faculty scholarly index. The college recently doubled the number of students admitted to its undergraduate program and continues to be a leader in providing nurses to the Commonwealth and surrounding states. The College of Nursing Building is located on Rose Street.
College of Pharmacy Building
The UK College of Pharmacy, ranked No. 5 among schools of pharmacy in the nation, is a leader in pharmacy education, clinical care and pharmaceutical research. The faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and staff of the College of Pharmacy conduct front-line research in areas of pharmaceutics that range from identifying fundamental mechanisms of disease, to designing and developing new drugs, to understanding the impact of policies on health care.
Future College of Pharmacy
At 280,000 square feet, the new UK College of Pharmacy Building will be the largest academic building in Kentucky and among the largest in the nation. The five-story building will include state-of-the-art academic and research facilities for educating future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists as well as providing laboratory space for faculty's pharmaceutical and clinical research programs. The building will include two 235-seat auditoriums, a 110-seat room, a 54-seat classroom, a teaching laboratory with compounding lab and patient assessment rooms, and 19 small group/study rooms.
Dental Science Building
The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, founded in 1962, is recognized as one of the nation's outstanding dental institutions. The college has a national and international reputation for its dynamic and innovative approaches to dental education. Approximately 200 doctoral students and 30 graduate students and residents are enrolled.
Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute
UK HealthCare's Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute unites high quality clinical heart care with leading-edge heart health research. The institute is moving toward becoming one of the top 10 public cardiovascular facilities in the nation. By applying research successes to clinical care, Gill's high-ranking doctors and staff will provide patients with the most modern and technologically advanced concepts of heart and circulatory health.
Markey Cancer Center
UK HealthCare's Lucille P. Markey Cancer Center is a premier cancer research and patient care enterprise that utilizes the expertise of 150 faculty from 28 departments of eight colleges throughout the University of Kentucky to further the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.
Combs Cancer Research Building
The Dorothy Enslow Combs Cancer Research Building, located between the Roach and Whitney-Hendrickson buildings of the Markey Cancer Center complex, provides a central focus for basic and translational cancer research. This building is home to approximately 21 senior scientists, 15 post-doctoral fellows, 22 graduate students, 35 technicians and a variety of supporting resources and core facilities, all dedicated to understanding cancer and developing molecular tools and targets for eventual application in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Cancer Facility for Women
The Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Cancer Facility for Women is a key component of the UK HealthCare Markey Cancer Center. The Whitney-Hendrickson Building provides outpatient evaluation and treatment services for major cancers, including gynecologic, breast, lung, gastrointestinal, urologic and head and neck cancers. Combined with the adjacent MRISC tower, which houses state of the art chemotherapy-infusion suites, this composite Ambulatory Care Pavilion serves the majority of outpatient needs for cancer care services.
Roach Cancer Care Facility
The Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Facility is a cornerstone element in the Markey Cancer Center's comprehensive approach to cancer care. The first of four buildings to appear on the MCC campus, this facility houses 40 private, multi-service inpatient rooms, a 16-bed Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, outpatient Hematology/Oncology services, and a full array of Radiation Oncology treatment services. This facility is connected both above and below ground to the main Chandler Hospital with which it seamlessly shares all ancillary support services.
Davis-Mills Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center
The MRISC is an interdisciplinary center that promotes basic, applied, and clinical research in the biomedical sciences along with patient care and specialized clinical studies in magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. The MRISC office tower adjoins the Womens' Cancer Facility and houses two state of the art chemotherapy-infusion units with an on-site pharmacist. The MRISC is one of four buildings that make up the Markey Cancer Center, located on Rose Street next to UK Hospital. Approximately 30,000 square feet of space in the basement of the MRISC is devoted to research and development of biomedical applications in magnetic resonance imaging.
The Kentucky Clinic is designed to provide total health care service within one location. The Kentucky Clinic is home to a multitude of clinics, X-ray facilities, clinical laboratories and a pharmacy. There are two additional Kentucky Clinic locations in Lexington: Kentucky Clinic South and Polk-Dalton Clinic.
Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Opened in 1962, University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, now a 489-bed facility, was named for the former governor of Kentucky, A. B. "Happy" Chandler. UK HealthCare's Chandler Hospital is Central and Eastern Kentucky's only Level I trauma center handling the most severe trauma cases and has the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit in the area to treat the sickest infants.
New Chandler Hospital
Opening in phases beginning in 2010, the new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital promises to be both the leading patient-centered hospital in Kentucky and a landmark architectural statement in the heart of Lexington. UK HealthCare is not only constructing a new hospital; they are building a health care delivery system for the future. A world-class team of architects, engineers and consultants has been selected for the project.
College of Medicine Building
The William R. Willard Medical Education Building, named for the first dean of the college, was completed in 1960 and in that same year the University of Kentucky enrolled its first medical school class. Four years later, the College of Medicine graduated its first class of 32 students. Since then, nearly 4,000 medical students have earned their medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
College of Public Health Building
The College of Public Health Building is located at 121 Washington Avenue. The College of Public Health is dedicated to providing an intellectually stimulating and vigorous academic environment for diverse students. Strong theoretical knowledge and the translation of knowledge into practice form the foundation of UKCPH academics. Coursework emphasizes broad-based public health competencies, and prepares students for effective public health leadership, practice and service to the community.
Bosomworth Research Building
The Bosomworth Research Building faces University Drive, sits beside the Veterans Affairs Hospital, and is connected to the UK College of Medicine. It houses the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, toxicology and several research focus groups.
Charles T. Wethington Building
The Charles T. Wethington Jr. Building, opened in February 2003, is home to the College of Health Sciences. It is located on the corner of Rose Street and South Limestone. The college educates students in nine disciplines with 90 undergraduate students, 360 master's and professional students, and 40 Ph.D. students. Programs of study in the College of Health Sciences include athletic training, communication disorders, physical therapy, rehabilitation sciences, clinical and reproduction sciences, nutrition, physician assistant studies, radiation sciences and clinical leadership and management. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) ranked the college in the top 20 for research among other allied health colleges in the nation for the years 2006 and 2007.
Kentucky Children's Hospital
Kentucky Children's Hospital is located on the corner of Nicholasville Rd and Rose Street, within the UK Hospital. It was established in 1997 and renamed in 2005 to Kentucky Children's Hospital to more clearly define its role as the hospital for all children of Kentucky, to improve the lives and health of children, and to provide a more optimistic future for their families. The hospital houses a 44-bed inpatient center with an outpatient area, a 66-bed Level III neonatal nursery and a 12-bed state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit.
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging was built in 1979, and a 33,000 square foot extension was added in 1998. It is named for Colonel Harlan Sanders and John Y. Brown, Sr. The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging was established to identify and study problems that directly influence older adults and to improve the quality of their lives through a wide range of research, service, and educational activities. It is one of the original ten Alzheimer's Disease Centers and one of five Commonwealth of Kentucky Centers of Excellence.
University Health Service
The mission of University Health Service is to provide preventive and primary health care and education to the students and other members of the University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community and Technical College communities in a manner which exhibits compassion, professionalism and excellence. University Health Service is located next to the Kentucky Clinic on the South Limestone side of the building, beside the Wethington (College of Health Sciences) Building.
UK Good Samaritan Hospital
UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital, located at 310 S. Limestone in Lexington, is an acute care facility licensed for 302 beds. Founded in 1888, the hospital has a long tradition of providing exceptional patient care in a community-hospital atmosphere. Its acquisition in July 2007 by UK HealthCare added the resources of a major health care system. UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital is home to the second-largest orthopaedic and joint replacement program in Kentucky. Additionally, a state-of-the-art diagnostic center provides walk-in appointments for CT, MRI and X-ray.