Mission StatementUK HealthCare CECentral delivers high-quality live and enduring continuing professional development activities to health care professionals using evidence-based practice, adult learning principles and innovative web-based technology. Vision Statement
UK HealthCare CECentral aims to be the premier provider of continuing professional development for health care professionals in Kentucky and to establish our educational and technological resources worldwide. Purpose
UK HealthCare CECentral provides health care professionals continuing professional development activities to increase knowledge, competence and performance levels for better patient-centered care, improved patient safety and enhanced clinical outcomes. What We Value
Approved: August 28, 2012 by UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board
James C. Norton, PhDAssociate Dean, College of Medicine
Director, UK HealthCare CECentral
Carol M. PearcyAssociate Director, UK HealthCare CECentral
Accreditation and Compliance
Seth R. AndersonAssociate Director, UK HealthCare CECentral
Distance Education and Technology
About UK HealthCareEstablished in 1957 as the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, UK HealthCare is considered one of the nation’s finest academic medical centers. Beginning with the opening of University Hospital in 1960, patient care services were provided to Central and Eastern Kentucky. More recently, clinical services were consolidated and reorganized as UK HealthCare to better address the needs of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. UK HealthCare facilities include UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, UK HealthCare East, Kentucky Clinic, Polk-Dalton Clinic, Kentucky Clinic South, 80 specialized clinics and 143 outreach programs. A team of 6,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals are dedicated to high-quality patient care. As part of an academic medical center, teams work together with the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health to ensure Kentuckians and others receive the highest quality health care as well as the latest health care information. The unique capabilities of this multispeciality group practice enable UK HealthCare providers to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for patient care. Such teams are useful for managing complex medical and surgical cases. As one of two Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state and the first healthcare facility in Central and Eastern Kentucky to obtain distinction as a Primary Stroke Center, UK Chandler Hospital cares for the most critically injured and ill patients in the region. UK HealthCare health professionals, staff and students take pride in achieving excellence in patient care, education, research and community service.
About the University of KentuckyLocated in Lexington, the University of Kentucky is the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s flagship institution of higher education. As a land grant institution, the University is dedicated to enriching people’s lives through excellence in teaching, research and service and plays a critical leadership role for the state by promoting human and economic development that improves lives within Kentucky’s borders and beyond. The University consists of 16 colleges, plus the Graduate School. With 93 undergraduate programs, master’s degrees in 99 fields, doctoral degrees in 66 programs, and four professional programs, the colleges include: Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Communications and Information Studies, Dentistry, Design, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. The University boasts more than 80 national rankings for academic excellence. Total enrollment is nearly 27,000 students, representing all Kentucky counties, every state in the nation, and 117 countries. About 1,900 full-time faculty and 9,000 fulltime staff are employed by the University.