Health & Medicine

Media mogul Steve Harvey praises University of Kentucky hospital


Comedian Steve Harvey was singing the praises of the emergency room at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center on his popular morning radio show Monday, after his daughter was treated there following a riding accident.

Harvey, whose The Steve Harvey Morning Show can be heard in the Lexington area on WBTF-FM 107.9 (The Beat), spent several minutes Monday talking about how well he and his family were treated at UK.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Harvey and his wife, Marjorie, missed a Windy City gala because their daughter, Lori, suffered a horse-related injury Saturday. It said, Lori, 18, was expected to make a full recovery., a website devoted to horse shows, said Lori Harvey and her horse Ascerado were participating in the Kentucky Spring Classic at the Kentucky Horse Park.

UK could not comment on the incident because it did not have signed permission to release information. But UK is ready for horse-related injuries, said Patti Howard, enterprise director for Emergency Services at UK HealthCare.

Howard said people with injuries sustained while working with horses come into the emergency room about twice a week. Many, she said, are brought in from the horse park. UK, she said, is one of two Level One trauma centers in the state. That means there is an operating room available to handle trauma cases and experts in a variety of surgical specialities are on call, she said.

In addition to the morning radio show, Steve Harvey serves as host of Family Feud and has an eponymous television talk show and is the author of several books.