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Auditor Edelen releases special report on the financial strength of rural hospitals

Auditor Adam Edelen has released a special report on the financial strength of rural hospitals, finding that a majority of Kentucky’s rural hospitals fared below the national average in assessed financial strength and one-third were in poor financial health. The report raises concerns about maintaining adequate access to health care in rural Kentucky and makes

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Floyd Memorial Wound Healing Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

Floyd Memorial physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to the Floyd Memorial Wound Healing Center by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent; a

Auditor Edelen releases special report on the financial strength of rural hospitals

Auditor Adam Edelen has released a special report on the financial strength of rural hospitals, finding that a majority of Kentucky’s rural hospitals fared below the national average in assessed financial strength and one-third were in poor financial health. The report raises concerns about maintaining adequate access to health care in rural Kentucky and makes

Bright Spots Project launched

The Foundation, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), are launching a new “bright spots” health research project. The goal is to learn about factors that support a culture of health in Appalachian communities and to determine if that knowledge can be translated into actions that address health disparities between Appalachia and

Jan Gordon, left, and Treeva Frames-Baisas of Spencerian College

Spencerian College’s Treeva Frames-Baisas Named Instructor of the Year

Treeva Frames-Baisas of Spencerian College has received the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2014 Instructor of the Year award. Frames-Baisas joined the Spencerian College Louisville family in 2008 as a nursing clinical instructor. She is now teaching in both didactic and clinical classes and also serves as the college’s Clinical Coordinator staffing

Government Affairs

General Assembly’s 2015 Session Ends – Updates on Health-related Bills

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session came to a close tonight after Senate and House members reached an agreement on comprehensive anti-heroin legislation and a measure to expand protective orders to include dating violence victims Lawmakers also gave late-night approval to a bill that will safeguard the revenue stream for the state’s road projects by

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Focus on the family: Outpatient treatment for addiction and substance abuse.

The consequences of untreated substance abuse and addiction in the U.S. today are bleak. In 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users, 21.6 million had a substance use disorder in the past year, and over 60 million were binge alcohol users according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Approximately 88,000 deaths were attributed

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