Hamburg Health and Wellness News – June 2021
UK HealthCare Announces Plan for New Ambulatory Cancer Complex
UK HealthCare will begin the programming and design of a new outpatient cancer treatment center and advanced ambulatory complex.
With an estimated 260,000 square feet for cancer services, the new complex may include multiple buildings but will primarily allow for the needed expansion of patient care services and increased ease of access for the UK Markey Cancer Center. It will also include space for other advanced ambulatory (outpatient) clinics and structured parking as well as space for services such as outpatient operating rooms, procedures rooms, diagnostics and imaging services, pharmacy and lab services and room for meetings and support services.
“It is our longstanding mission to reduce cancer incidence and deaths in the Commonwealth and it is imperative that we keep moving forward to o er the highest quality and most accessible care,” said Dr. Mark Evers, director of the UK Markey Cancer Center. “This new complex is vital for our multidisciplinary cancer team in diagnosing and treating our current and future patients and in our efforts to meet NCI standards in cancer prevention, clinical services and research to receive designation as a ‘Comprehensive Care Center.’”
Kentucky Children’s Hospital receives donation for pediatric sleep center
Kentucky Children’s Hospital received a gift of $2 million from The Tempur Sealy Foundation to support the creation of a pediatric sleep center, which will be located in UK HealthCare’s Chandler Hospital adjacent to the pediatric sedation and procedure unit.
The center’s features will include four patient care rooms that also serve as exam space for patient appointments by day and sleep labs by night; sleep monitoring equipment calibrated specifically for pediatric patients in each room; and rooms designed to be comfortable and child-friendly with a private bathroom and space for a parent to stay overnight.
Lexington Humane Society’s annual Mutt Strut is on Saturday, June 5 at Keeneland at 8 am.
The 31st Annual Run For The Nun 5K & Kids 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is in-person, Saturday, June 12 at 8 am St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, but a virtual option is also offered.
The fourth annual Hundred Acre 5k and Children’s Mile both take a virtual format on Saturday, June 19 through Sunday, June 27.
This article also appears on page 13 of the June 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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