Ribbon cutting on Monday
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2017) — The University of Kentucky at 10:30 a.m. on Monday will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its $1.6 million DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic.
The more than 6,000-square-foot clinic was relocated from the UK HealthCare Kentucky Clinic to the fourth floor of the UK Chandler Hospital, doubling the space in the former clinic. The relocation was designed to ease the flow of care and provide closer proximity to inpatient services, providers and resources at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
The facility includes four private infusion rooms and three semi-private infusion rooms designated for specific age groups. Patients and their families consult with members of their medical team in one of six exam rooms and one private consultation room. The clinic also includes a phlebotomy station and a pharmacy dedicated to pediatric patients.
Since its inception in 2006, DanceBlue, the largest student-run philanthropy at UK, has raised more than $9.8 million for children and in 2013 pledged more than $1 million to support the new clinic.