On the one year anniversary of the death of Dr. Pearse Lyons of Alltech, a remembrance was held at University of Kentucky Hospital. In attendance were members of the UK patient care team, Dr. Lyons' wife and co-founder of Alltech, Deirdre Lyons, current president and CEO of Alltech, Dr. Mark Lyons, Dr. Eli Capilouto, president of the University of Kentucky, and Dr. Phillip Chang, Chief Medical Officer of UK Healthcare.In partnership with UK HealthCare, Alltech has established a new foundation, The Lyons Family Life Foundation dedicated to honor the life and legacy of late Alltech founder Dr. Pearse Lyons. “What we are doing today is establishing a framework that will enable us to advance the ideas that we believe could have the greatest potential impact on others,” said Dr. Mark Lyons. “We can think of no better partner than UK, a place where my father found so many friends who share our values and our vision for impact.” An important component of this initiative will be empowering effective communication between caregivers and patients, new technology, music therapy, and lifelong health.

Health: group of people dressed up in costume pushing a gurney
Photo by Austin Johnson/ HJ

Saint Joseph Hospital celebrated National Health Care Week with fun activities and competitions for their employees. Teams from various departments put their racing skills to the test during the Third Annual Gurney Derby. Derby teams have been prepared all year to race around the course in a race against the clock.



June 1       American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure, 6 am, Keeneland

June 1       Run for the Horses 5K, 7:#0 pm, Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (Kentucky Horse Park)

June 5       The Big Run 5K, 6 pm, Fleet Feet at The Summit

June 8       Solace House Sunrise Walk, 5:30 am, Legacy Trail

June 8       Epilepsy Education Day, noon, Hillary J. Boone Center

June 14     5th Annual Survive the Night Relays, 10 am, Kroger Field

June 15     Wild Hearts Superhero, 8 am, Keeneland

June 22     Hundred Acre 5K & Children’s Walk, 8 am, The Arboretum

June 22     #Dareto Defeat Epilepsy Walk, 9 am, Keeneland

June 29     Walnut Hill Bike ride, 8 am, Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church

June 29     Man o’ War 5K & 10K, 8 am, Kentucky Horse Park

June 29     Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine Seminar, 8 am, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa

Events may require tickets or registration. Times, dates, and locations subject to change


This article also appears on page 14 and 15 of the June 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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