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Self-portraits give UK transplant patients
chance to reflect, communicate life stories

Eight transplant patients from UK HealthCare participated in a four-day workshop creating canvases of their bodies that described their experience with transplantation. The workshop was facilitated by visual artist Xavier Verhoest of the Art2Be organization. (Photo from UKNow)   By Allison Perry and Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   Eight transplant patients from UK HealthCare are using...

Self-portraits give UK transplant patients chance to reflect, communicate life stories

Eight transplant patients from UK HealthCare participated in a four-day workshop creating canvases of their bodies that described their experience with transplantation. The workshop was facilitated by visual artist Xavier Verhoest of the Art2Be organization. (Photo from UKNow)   By Allison Perry and Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   Eight transplant patients from UK HealthCare are using...

UK HealthCare will operate and manage newly constructed Eastern State Hospital

The new Eastern State Hospital on UK's Coldstream Research Campus. (KyForward file photo)   The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and University of Kentucky HealthCare have signed a letter of intent under which UK will operate and manage the newly constructed Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today. The agreement will not only maintain and improve...

UK Hospital’s expansive art collection helps enhance healing, ease stress, add comfort

Luxuriance, an acrylic by Hosook Kang of Brooklyn, N.Y., was a gift from an anonymous donor. It hangs in the hospital's atrium lobby. (Photo from UK Arts in HealthCare)   By Tanya J. Tyler KyForward correspondent   Going to the hospital isn’t high on most people’s Top 10 list. But the University of Kentucky Hospital hopes to make patients’ stays a little more tolerable by incorporating...

2012 Review: Our Health stories, columns focused on positives, identified challenges

When it comes to Kentucky’s health and well-being, the bad news sometimes threatens to overshadow the good. And while we at KyForward would be remiss to ignore the health challenges our state faces, we take seriously our commitment to showcase the success stories as well. Whether it’s a report about the first Total Artificial Heart implant, the story of a Central Baptist Hospital nurse...