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Walking labyrinth in UK’s Chandler Hospital atrium offers place for contemplation, meditation

By Hilary Brown University of Kentucky In a busy hospital, it can be hard to find a place for quiet contemplation — a place where staff, patients and visitors can collect their thoughts, release stress and have a moment of calm. But just inside the atrium of the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital, inset on the floor, there is what looks like a maze but is in fact a “walking labyrinth”...

UK HealthCare’s eCAT Intensive Care Unit provides extra eyes during critical times around the clock

By Hilary Brown University of Kentucky A team of critical care nurses work around the clock to monitor patients’ vital signs, review lab results and assist care teams with urgent assessments, all from an unassuming office building in the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Park, miles from UK Chandler Hospital. This is the home of UK HealthCare’s Enhanced Care through Advanced Technology...

Local chef credits team of University of Kentucky doctors for saving his life after heart failure diagnosis

By Mallory Olson University of Kentucky Matthew Varga lives his life in the kitchen – it is his passion. “I cannot imagine doing anything else,” he said. “And it’s not just cooking that I love, it’s the people, too. They are my family.” Working as a chef at Honeywood, one of Ouita Michel’s newest restaurants at The Summit at Fritz Farm, it is not unusual for Varga to log a more than...

Commentary: UK will continue to make a case for revitalization projects in state budget

By Eli Capilouto Special to KyForward   Monday evening, the Kentucky Senate passed their version of a two-year state budget. There are significant differences with the budget proposed by the governor and the state House. Most important, the Senate’s budget proposes to restore the 2.5 percent cut in the state appropriation to UK – a reduction of $7.1 million proposed in earlier versions of...