Joseph Claypool

last updated 4/19/2018

Joseph Claypool

Associate Vice President and UKHC at University of Kentucky

800 Rose St., Lexington, Kentucky, United States
HQ Phone:
(859) 323-5000

General Information


Associate Vice President for Clinical Network Development - UK Healthcare Limited

Associate Vice President for Clinical Network Development - UK HealthCare (University of Kentucky)

Director of Hospital Operations - University of Kentucky Medical Center

Hospital Director - University of Kentucky Hospital, University of

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Arielle Reese, community relations director at Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center, and Joseph Claypool, associate vice president for clinical network development at University of Kentucky HealthCare represented the title sponsors.

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The air service has never been profitable and currently loses about $1 million a year, said Joe Claypool, UK Hospital's director."Nothing has been decided," Claypool said.Hospital officials are considering scaling back or discontinuing service, or contracting with a service, such as LifeNet, the medical helicopter network that recently took control of St. Joseph Hospital's three helicopters."We look at a duplication of service," Claypool said about Central and Eastern Kentucky."Two aeromedical services competing probably isn't necessary."Medical helicopter flights are expensive.In this region, they cost an average of $3,873 a run, according to a 1999 survey by the Association of Air Medical Services.Other medical helicopter outfits have begun to contact UK about their services, but Claypool said it's important to evaluate them carefully to make sure the coverage is similar to what UK has now.He said LifeNet was interested in hiring some of UK's air medical staff, as it did with St. Joseph Hospital.Claypool said it's been painful to even consider dismantling the service.He said the fatal crash of a UK medical helicopter in 1999 has played no role in the talks, although that loss makes such a decision more difficult.

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Lexington Herald-Leader | 02/14/2004 | UK uses robot for bypass surgery

Since January, UK has performed two more robot-assisted procedures, and UK Hospital director Joe Claypool said the hospital would purchase another machine if demand were great enough."They've already talked to me about a second robot.I could see the day when they'd want a half-dozen of these," he said.Already appearing in hospitals around the country, the da Vinci robot and others like it are also being used in urological and gynecological procedures.

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