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‘Alone, but not lonely’ – Patient receives new liver at UK’s Transplant Center during pandemic

By Hilary Brown University of Kentucky Major surgeries and extended hospital stays are harrowing enough under normal circumstances. Factor in the stress and uncertainty of a global pandemic and the resulting restrictions on hospital visitation policies, and you can get an idea what Diana Lindsey faced back in April when she received a liver transplant at UK HealthCare’s Transplant Center. Six years...

All the way from Los Angeles to Lexington, UK’s Rojas makes a difference in transplant patients’ lives

By Taylor Till Special to KyForward UK Health Care Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Hender Rojas began his medical career in Los Angeles working 24-hour shifts as a paramedic, an early job that he says helped prepare him for the vital role he plays today in patients’ lives. “I was able to obtain lots of experience in that position,” Rojas said. “That job helped to build my confidence...