Facilities

Markey Cancer Center


The Markey Cancer Center was founded in 1983 and is a dedicated matrix cancer center established as an integral part of the University of Kentucky and the UK HealthCare enterprise. The clinical programs and services of the Markey Cancer Center are integrated with the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. All diagnostic services, clinical and pathology laboratories, operating rooms, emergent and intensive care, and radiation therapy services are also provided to cancer patients through UK Chandler Hospital.

The Markey Cancer Center is among the few institutions nationwide providing multidisciplinary care through Clinical Care and Research Teams (CCARTs). Major CCARTs include breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, head and neck, lung, brain, hematologic, and genitourinary cancers.

On July 12, 2013, UK President Eli Capilouto announced that the UK Markey Cancer Center has been designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to receive research funding and many other opportunities available only to the nation’s best cancer centers.

Albert B Chandler Hospital


The UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A, located next to Pavilion H, officially opened in May 2011. This 1.2 million-square-foot, 12-story building has become the centerpiece for medical care in the central Kentucky. It consists of 512 private patient rooms on eight specialty-specific patient floors, a 27-operation room surgical suite as well as numerous other innovative features. 

The original UK Hospital is a 489-bed facility which serves as the primary referral center for all of central, southern, and eastern Kentucky.

The Whitney Hendrickson Building


In 2002, officials from the University of Kentucky and the McDowell Cancer Foundation opened the building. The Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Cancer Facility is 45,465 square feet. It provides multidisciplinary ambulatory care for patients suffering from breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, and lung, hematologic, gastrointestinal, and urologic cancers.

The Lexington Veterans Administration Medical Center:


The Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and the UK Medical Center (UKMC) are connected and function effectively as a single hospital from the perspective of both faculty and residents. The VAMC is a 199-bed facility in which includes a modern intensive care unit, coronary care unit, and a telemetry care unit. Besides full clinical laboratory and radiology services, the VAMC has its own nuclear medicine, computerized tomography, and MRI services. The two hospitals, UKMC and VAMC, are connected which permits VAMC inpatients easy access to a variety of services at UK.

UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital


UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH), located less than a mile from UK Chandler Hospital, is a 302-bed acute care facility. UK GSH is home to the second-largest orthopedic and joint replacement program in Kentucky, a state-of-the-art diagnostic center for CT, MRI and X-ray, and specialty services including orthopedics, urology, vascular surgery, plastics surgery, general surgery, ENT, podiatry, gynecology, thoracic surgery, and neurosurgery. In addition, UK GSH has a large internal medicine service, both teaching and non-teaching, which provides general inpatient medical care and consultative services to these specialties. The Center for Behavioral Health provides inpatient psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults, offering admissions and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.