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Employees Invited to Tour New Emergency Department


LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 11, 2010) -- All University of Kentucky employees are invited to an exclusive first look inside the new UK Chandler Emergency Department during two Open Houses being held prior to the facility opening on July 14.

Refreshments will be available as well as the chance to win one of hundreds of door prizes including UK HealthCare logo merchandise, Kentucky Speedway tickets, Lexington Legends tickets, food discounts at UK campus and Chandler Hospital food service eateries and more. Experts will also be on hand to answer questions about the new facility.

The first Open House will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, June 25, for UK HealthCare employees. Shuttles will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with 30-minute departures between the new ED and Alumni Office Park, Good Samaritan Hospital and Regency Road Offices/Kentucky Clinic South.

A second Open House will be held for all UK employees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 1. A shuttle will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with 30-minute departures from the Student Center on Administration Drive.  

Free parking will be available for both Open House events in the hospital’s South Limestone parking garage.

The new UK Chandler Hospital Emergency Department is the region's only Level I trauma center and provides the highest level of care to adult and pediatric patients in the Bluegrass. The 40,000 sq. ft. facility is equivalent to the size of a football field and is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring and life support systems for our most critically ill or injured patients.

The new emergency department also includes the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center with a separate entrance, waiting area and treatment facilities for young patients. For more information: