High Cost University Of Kentucky Hospital Lexington Complication Rates & Reviews

PC Admin

PC Admin

Administrator
Staff member
Dedicated resource for University Of Kentucky Hospital located in 800 ROSE STREET - Lexington, KY. Containing reports of complications, death rates etc. Reviews and real experiences of patients and their loved ones are invited. The treatment and medical care statistics listed below are updated and synced twice a year as per the 'Medicare Database' via an API.
 
Provider ID
180067
Address
800 ROSE STREET
City
LEXINGTON
State
KY
ZIP Code
40536
County
FAYETTE
Phone Number
8592572278
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - State
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
19 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
1%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
Not Available
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
50 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
538 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
4.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
66%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
8%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
13.9%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
13.6%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
3.1%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
16.7%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
8.3%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
18%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.7%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
9.34
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.34
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
7.12
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
0.56
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
1
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
1.25
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
182.12
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.31
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
4.08
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Abdominal Hysterectomy
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Attack 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Stroke Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
No Different than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
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derek

New Member
Wondering which is the best hospital in the Lexington region? Then, look no further. It is the University of Kentucky (UK) Hospital. Excellent amenities, friendly, clean facility, and helpful staff. They have excellent doctors and nurses. Through its state-of-the-art equipment, UK Hospital does offer truly comprehensive care.

The only issue for me is that the UK Hospital is a teaching hospital. This results in the ER being flooded with a lot of interns and residents seeing the patients. If you think that their diagnosis or even treatment is not up to mark, then you can go ahead and ask for a consultation with the attending physicians.

I have had a good experience at this hospital and would keep coming back for all my healthcare needs.
 
dante

dante

New Member
University of Kentucky (UK) Hospital is a smokers’ paradise. There is nothing like a “smoke-free” campus in this hospital. At every door, whether it is “Entry” or “Exit,” you can see smokers smoking their heart out; ironically standing next to the “No Smoking” signboard.

My two kids and I had got some hot dogs from a vendor and were looking forward to eating them in an open area that had some nice-looking benches. When we reached near the benches, we saw people smoking standing next to it, again adjacent to “No Smoking” signs. We decided just to walk away and had to eat the food in a lobby while trying to avoid the billowing smoke.
 
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evie

New Member
Whenever I injure myself while working out, I try to sleep it off. However, two days back, I injured my neck very badly. Being the nearest hospital, my wife drove me down to the University of Kentucky emergency room. I was dreading going to the ER because ERs are always choc-a-bloc and there is always a long waiting list, and you do not just have sufficient time to explain your problem to the caretakers. But we were pleasantly surprised when we went to the UK Hospital’s ER. The ER staff not only made me comfortable, but they also ensured that I was not left alone. The on-call doctor came down, inspected me and started the necessary treatment and discharged me to go home and take good rest in a jiffy. I am happy for myself because I couldn't have chosen a much better hospital. I would be going to this hospital for all my future needs, and would also recommend this hospital to everybody else.
 
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erwin

New Member
The University of Kentucky Hospital is awesome. These people offer free shuttles from the hospital to Good Samaritan Hospital or to even parking garages. Their clinics are staffed by friendly, caring and professional team.

The best thing about this hospital is that you can get everything done here. Be it x-ray, labs, eye tests, medicines, physical therapy, dentist and even psychiatric consultations; everything is available under one roof. You can even fill your stomach through the Starbucks outlet while enjoying the free WI-FI. You need not go to different places for getting things done; everything is done in one place.
 
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brightwit

New Member
The pediatric wing of the University of Kentucky is the best pediatric wing in the Lexington region.

We were on a family vacation in Lexington during Thanksgiving day when my six-year-old suddenly became sick. Our cousins called PAA to get a doctor see him. As soon as the doctor saw him, she dialed 911 and took him to the University of Kentucky Children’s hospital.

I am deeply grateful to the entire team that took care of my son; be it the techs, the nurses, the doctors, everyone present in the pediatric ER as well as 4 West. They were wonderful and went out of their way to calm my son down. They even managed to start an IV without son knowing it (he has a needle phobia). Once stabilized in the ER, they shifted my son to the 4 west for observation. Have to admit that the staff here were even more helpful than the ER staff. It seems that this hospital has a competition on determining which staff is more caring than the other. The staff at 4 West were accommodating and ensured that my son was comfortable.

One thing I must mention here is that the hospital has a functional playroom which has a lot of toys for kids to play with. While my six-year-old was undergoing treatment, the staff took good care of my three-year-old, who by the time of discharge was crying to stay back in the hospital.

There aren’t enough words to express how indebted we are to the wonderful team at the University of Kentucky, who were gracious enough to come and work on a holiday.
 
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SuperMary

New Member
I had a slip-and-fall accident on the New Year’s Eve and was in tremendous pain. I was turned away from a few hospitals because they had shut down for the holidays. I finally ended up the University of Kentucky ER and was dismayed to see that they had only skeletal staff at that time (2:00 AM). Unsure of getting treatment, I still went into the hospital and was in for a pleasant surprise. The staff was warm and friendly and attended to my pain. They splinted the foot and gave a boot and asked me to wait in the holding area so that they can get imaging done to see if there is any serious injury. Even in the holding area, they made sure I was well attended to.

Once I got all clear from the imaging department, they allowed me to go home. Thank you, for taking good care of me.
 
Chance

Chance

New Member
The University of Kentucky hospital has huge gaps in communication. If there is any other word better than horrible, then I would use that word. There is no clear-cut communication between patients and the staff. They are very dismissive about you, are rude, and terrible at getting back with either test results or any needs of the patient. They have only one excuse for everything – they are quite busy and are running on a skeletal staff…

Busy my foot, I can count the number of nurses and their assistants whiling away their time at the nurses’ stations either talking with each other or playing with their mobiles. If all of them get to work, they would not have made such a mess about it.
 
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